London: Hodder and Stoughton, no date . [Fantasy] LARGE PAPER EDITION. Tall Octavo (23 x 17cm), pp.319. With tissue-guarded mounted illustrations and colour frontispiece unique to this edition. Elegantly bound in half dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and ornament to the spine, cloth sides, top edge gilt. Some light marks within, tissue guards foxed/browned as expected, minor edgewear to a couple of the mounts, externally fine. A very good copy in an attractive recent leather binding. The first Challenger novel, in which our hero travels to a Lost World in the Amazon forest where dinosaurs, Pterodactyls and ape men could still exist. All the plates are mounted for this version of the text; Doyle himself was closely involved in the preparation of this edition, making some alterations to the text to allow room for the extra illustrations. An interesting and distinctive edition of the first challenger novel. Scarce: only 1000 copies were published. Item #57614
Green and Gibson A37. Harold Locke Bibliography p.61-63.
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