Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885.
First American edition of the classic mathematical fantasy novel. Scholar and noted science fiction bibliographer Everett F. Bleiler's copy, with his inkless emboss at the top of the dedication page. Bound in publisher's original pictorial mustard cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges stained red. Good. Bookplate of Edward Lowell Kelly affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth worn at spine ends and corners and worn through to several areas of the rear joint, cloth soiled (mostly front panel), inner hinges cracked, quarter-sized damp stain on front free endpaper, and some notations to several preliminary pages. A novel unlike any other--a comical (albeit misogynistic) literary lesson in mathematics and a satire of Victorian society all rolled into one. Item #140944039