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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. Texts in English, from the United States and Great Britain, predominate, but there are also significant numbers of works in German, French, and Spanish.

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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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by Souvestre, Émile, 1806-1854
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Translation of Le monde tel qu'il sera
Topic: Utopias
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Topics: Garden cities, Utopias
Added engraved t.p
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Topic: Melancholy
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by More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535; Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715
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1st ed. of Burnet's translation
Topic: Utopias
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by Emerson, Willis George, 1856-1918; Williams, John A
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Topics: Voyages, Imaginary, Science fiction, American, Utopias
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by Collins, John, 1814-1902; Glenn Negley Collection of Utopian Literature. NcD
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In verse
Topics: Utopias, Utopias, Slavery
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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
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by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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Topic: Utopias
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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)
Added engraved t.p
Topic: Melancholy
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by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Macmillan Company; Norwood Press
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Copyright date from verso of t.p
Topic: Utopias
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by Pawlowski, Gaston de, 1874-1933
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Topic: Utopias
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by Sannazaro, Jacopo, 1458-1530; Portirelli, Luigi, 1774-1838
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Topic: Corniani, Giovanni Battista, 1742-1813
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by Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901
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Topics: Atlantis (Legendary place), Deluge
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by Atterbom, P. D. A., 1790-1855
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Topic: Planets
Illustrated frontispiece to the original edition, 1652, included
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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
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by Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901
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Topics: Atlantis (Legendary place), Drift, Comets
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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
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Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180, Princes, Kings and rulers, Utopias
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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 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 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 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
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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-
Topic: Political science
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by Holberg, Ludvig, 1684-1754
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by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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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 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
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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
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by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
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Sequel to Looking backward
Topic: Utopias
Errata extantiora: p. [235]
Topics: Political science, Education of princes
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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
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
"The exquisite presswork and binding [are] by Cranston & Curts, Cincinnati."
Topic: Utopias
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Topics: Forecasting, Twentieth century, Civilization
Dated at end: Pittsburgh, February 21, 1833
Topic: Utopias
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by Souvestre, Émile, 1806-1854; Bertall, 1820-1882; Penguilly L'Haridon, O. (Octave), 1811-1870; Saint Germain, Prosper
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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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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
Attributed to C. Ventura. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat
Topic: Political science
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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
Translation of: Lettres dúne Péruvienne
Topic: Utopias
Title vignette (port.)
Topic: Utopias
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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 Sannazaro, Jacopo, 1458-1530; Menzini, Benedetto, 1646-1704; Morei, Michel Giuseppe, 1695?-1767
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Attributed to C. Ventura. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat
Topic: Political science
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by Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925; M., A. A; A. A. M; R. M
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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 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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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
Pages 328-331 incorrectly numbered 128-131
Topic: Apologetics
Written by Thomas Artus--"Avis au lecteur"
Topics: Henry III, King of France, 1551-1589, Homosexuality
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by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
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Sequel: "Equality."
Topic: Utopias
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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
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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
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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 Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715
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by Fuller, Alvarado Mortimer, 1851-1924
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Topic: Utopias
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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
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by Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
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Sequel to Looking backward
Topics: Utopias, Socialism
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by Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
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