19 December 2002
ELLIS, G. A. New Britain. A Narrative of a Journey... to a Country so called by its inhabitants, discovered in the vast Plain of the Missouri, in North America, and inhabited by the People of British Origin, who live under an equitable System of Society, productive of peculiar Independence and Happiness. London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1820.
8o (212 x 132 mm). (Small hole in blank margin of title.) 19th-century calf, decorated in blind and gilt (light rubbing to spine ends, joints and edges). Provenance: Frederick Penny (bookplate); John Caley (signature).
FIRST EDITION. A work of fiction, describing a utopian state and society. Howes E118; Sabin 22299.
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