1898. Item #16954
Perry, Walter Copeland. The Revolt of the Horses. London: Grant Richards 1898. 230p + 16p of publisher's ads (dated Autumn 1897, making this an early issue). Good hardcover in pictorial binding by John Hassall. Scattered foxing to opening pages and a few other pages; fore-edges foxed; endpapers age browned; covers rubbed; front hinge just barely starting but binding is sturdy. No jacket. Bookplate of Ralph Straus. ** Fantasy / utopian novel set in 1950--a race of horses creates the Houyhnhnm State in Great Britain and pledges not to rest "until the whole Yahoo race is subjugated or destroyed." (The Houyhnhnms take their name from the talking horses in Gulliver's Travels.) Scarce.