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Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature

The Glenn R. Negley Collection of Utopian Literature in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains over 900 works, dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The collection includes utopias and dystopias, works which, according to Dr. Negley, "use the device of a fictional society or state to present views of an ideal (utopian) or less than ideal (dystopian) value structure," especially focused on the political functioning of the fictional community. ...



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by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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by Benson, Robert Hugh, 1871-1914
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Topic: Utopias
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by Mexía, Pedro, 1496?-1552?; Isocrates. To Demonicus. Spanish. 1673
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Palau y Dulcet. Manual del librero hispanoamericano, no. 167284
Topic: Utopias
Added t.p., engraved: Tho. Cecill, sculp. London, 1669
Topic: Natural history
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Topics: Garden cities, Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Souvestre, Émile, 1806-1854
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Translation of Le monde tel qu'il sera
Topic: Utopias
Added engraved t.p
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Topic: Melancholy
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by Phelon, W. P. (William P.); Hermetic Book Concern. pbl; Black Cat Press. prt
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Verso of t.p.: Black Cat Press
Topic: Atlantis (Legendary place)
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Emerson, Willis George, 1856-1918; Williams, John A
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Topics: Voyages, Imaginary, Science fiction, American, Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Collins, John, 1814-1902; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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In verse
Topics: Utopias, Utopias, Slavery
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535; Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715
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1st ed. of Burnet's translation
Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Boccalini, Traiano, 1556-1613; Briani, Girolamo, 1581-1646
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Centuria seconda has title: De' ragguagli di Parnasso ... in questa seconda impressione da molti errori diligentemente espurgata ... In Venetia, MDCXIIII, appresso Giovanni Guerigli
Topic: Political science
Added engraved t.p
Topic: Melancholy
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Macmillan Company; Norwood Press
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Copyright date from verso of t.p
Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901
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Topics: Atlantis (Legendary place), Deluge
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by Sannazaro, Jacopo, 1458-1530; Portirelli, Luigi, 1774-1838
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Topic: Corniani, Giovanni Battista, 1742-1813
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Pawlowski, Gaston de, 1874-1933
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Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Atterbom, P. D. A., 1790-1855
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Topic: Planets
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901
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Topics: Atlantis (Legendary place), Drift, Comets
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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by Le Guat, François, 1637-1735; Oliver, Samuel Pasfield, 1838-1907
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Paged continuously
Topics: Voyages and travels, Natural history, Paleontology, Utopias
Illustrated frontispiece to the original edition, 1652, included
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by Greg, Percy, 1836-1889; Ballantyne Press
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Printed at the Ballantyne Press
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Topics: Science fiction, English, Utopias
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Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180, Princes, Kings and rulers, Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Wilkins, John, 1614-1672; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress); George Fabyan Collection (Library of Congress)
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Various paging
Topics: Science, Plurality of worlds, Mechanics, Cryptography
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by Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715; Vallon, L. C
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Title on added t.p.: The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses / by the Archbishop of Cambray ; in French and English. -- 2nd American ed., carefully compared with the best French eds. / and rev. and corr. by L.C. Vallon. -- Philadelphia : Printed for Mathew Carey [by] Wm. F. M'Laughlin, 1806-1807
Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Jenkins, Newell Sill
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"Of this book only forty copies have been printed."
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Topic: Jenkins, Newell Sill, 1840-
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by Arrivabene, Lodovico, ca. 1530-ca. 1597
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Remainder of title reads: In questo libro, oltre al piacere, che porge la narratione delle alte cauallerie del glorioso Vitei primo rè della China, & del valoroso Iolao, si hà nella persona di Ezonlom, vno ritratto di ottimo prencipe, & di capitano perfetto. Appresso si acquista notitia di molti paesi, di varij costumi di popoli, di animali, sì da terra, & sì da acqua, di alberi, di frutti, & di simiglianti cose moltissime. Vi si trattano ancora innumerabili quistioni quasi...
Topic: Utopias
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by Le Guat, François, 1637-1735; Oliver, Samuel Pasfield, 1838-1907
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Paged continuously
Topics: Voyages and travels, Natural history, Paleontology, Utopias
Topics: Political science, Political ethics
Topic: Political science
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; Rawley, William, 1588?-1667; Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. New Atlantis
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Added t.p. illus., dated 1631
Topic: Natural history
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by Holberg, Ludvig, 1684-1754
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by Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600; Wagner, Adolf, 1774-1835
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Includes reproductions of original title-pages
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by La Mettrie, Julien Offray de, 1709-1751
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Physiology, Materialism, Mind and body, Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
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Sequel to Looking backward
Topic: Utopias
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by Leonhart, Rudolph, b. 1832; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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Satire on United States, with cooperative eutopia at the end
Topic: Utopias
"The exquisite presswork and binding [are] by Cranston & Curts, Cincinnati."
Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; Rawley, William, 1588?-1667; Gruterus, Jacobus; Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. New Atlantis. Latin
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Added engr. t.-p
Topic: Natural history
Errata extantiora: p. [235]
Topics: Political science, Education of princes
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Topics: Forecasting, Twentieth century, Civilization
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535; Robinson, Ralph, b. 1521; Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901; Morris, William, 1834-1896; Kelmscott Press
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Reprint of the edition of 1556 with a foreword by Morris
Topic: Utopias
Dated at end: Pittsburgh, February 21, 1833
Topic: Utopias
Error in paging: 51 numbered 49
Topics: Voyages, Imaginary, Utopias
"Delle cavse della grandezza delle città": p. 309-375
Topics: Political science, State, The, Cities and towns
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Tarde, Gabriel de, 1843-1904; Brereton, Cloudesley, 1863-1937; Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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Translation of Fragment d'histoire future
Topic: Civilization, Modern
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by Dixie, Florence, Lady, 1857-1905; Leona Bowman Carpenter Collection of English and American Literature. NcD; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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Publisher's advertisements on final leaf
Topics: Women's rights, Utopias
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Translation of: Lettres dúne Péruvienne
Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Souvestre, Émile, 1806-1854; Bertall, 1820-1882; Penguilly L'Haridon, O. (Octave), 1811-1870; Saint Germain, Prosper
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Attributed to C. Ventura. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat
Topic: Political science
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by Morris, William, 1834-1896; Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898
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"Woodcut on the title page ... designed by E. Burne-Jones ... engraved by W. Morris for the first edition."--cf. A bibliography of the works of William Morris / by Temple Scott, 1897, p. 3
Topics: Literature, Medieval, Mythology, Greek, Utopias
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Title vignette (port.)
Topic: Utopias
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by Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925; M., A. A; A. A. M; R. M
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Pages 328-331 incorrectly numbered 128-131
Topic: Apologetics
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"Colophon: In Venetia, Appresso Giouanni Antonio Bertano. MDLXXVIII."
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by Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757; Gardiner, William
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Topic: Plurality of worlds
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by Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600; Wagner, Adolf, 1774-1835
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Includes reproductions of original title-pages
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by Volney, C.-F. (Constantin-François), 1757-1820
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Translation of: Les ruines, ou Méditation sur les révolutions des empires
Topics: Revolutions, History, Religions
Attributed to C. Ventura. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat
Topic: Political science
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by Sannazaro, Jacopo, 1458-1530; Menzini, Benedetto, 1646-1704; Morei, Michel Giuseppe, 1695?-1767
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by More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535; Hoogstraten, Frans van, 1632-1696
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Signatures: *⁸, A-L⁸
Topic: Utopias
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by Nichols, Thomas Low, 1815-1901; Nicholson, Valentine, 1809-1904; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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Anonymous. Attributed to Thomas Low Nichols by Sargent
Topics: Free love, Spiritualism, Utopias
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by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
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Sequel: Equality
Topic: Utopias
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by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
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Sequel: "Equality."
Topic: Utopias
Written by Thomas Artus--"Avis au lecteur"
Topics: Henry III, King of France, 1551-1589, Homosexuality
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by Greg, Percy, 1836-1889; Ballantyne Press
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Printed at the Ballantyne Press
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Topics: Science fiction, English, Utopias
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by Fuller, Alvarado Mortimer, 1851-1924
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Topic: Utopias
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by Harting, P. (Pieter), 1812-1885; Bikkers, Alexander V. W
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"It was originally published in the Dutch language, the author hiding himself behind the nom de plume of Dr. Dioscorides." -- Translator's pref
Topics: Prophecies, Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
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by Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715
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by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
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Bound in marbled paper boards; dark green leather shelfback and corners, stamped in gold; all edges speckled
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by Gull, Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger, 1876-1923
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Topic: Utopias
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by D'Avenant, William, Sir, 1606-1668; Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679
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Unfinished, ends with the "middle of the third book, which makes an equal half of the Poem." cf. Postscript
Topic: Epic poetry