- Publisher: Perseus Publishing
- Date published: 2002
- ISBN: 9780738205410
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 2002. Appears unread. Fine condition in a Very Good+ dust jacket. The jacket is very lightly rubbed, but has NO chips. NO tears. NO creases. NO fading. NOT price clipped ($30.00). Bright, square, and tight. Sharp corners. NOT a book club edition. NO owner's name or bookplate. Small remainder mark on bottom edge. Pages are crisp and unmarked - probably never read. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Abbott, drawings, diagrams. Introduction and notes by Ian Stuart, author of Flatterland. The first annotated edition of this classic. From the Dust Jacket: "Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. By contemplating the notion of dimensions beyond their own, Abbot's Victorian readers were exposed to the then-radical idea of a fourth dimension - preparing them for Einstein's spectacular theories of relativity... Ian Stewart's commentary... illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references, weaves in little known biographical information about Abbott and his intellectual circle - elucidating Abbott's remarkable connections to H. G. Wells and the mathematician George Boole [Boolean Logic] - and traces the scientific evolution of geometric forms and dimensions." Includes a bibliography of writings by Edwin Abbott Abbott." Bibliography of Charles Howard Hinton. Sources and references. Further reading list. Bound in the original gray boards with a gilt-stamped purple spine. Complete with dust jacket. 7.75" wide by 9.5" tall.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition/Very Good+ dust jacket. xxvii, 239pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.