London: Hutchinson and Co., [no date] 1926. [Literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.294; 23, publisher's advertisements, . Publisher's green cloth lettered in green to upper board and spine. Ex-libris stamp front paste-down, toning to edges of textblock, rolling to spine, wearing to spine ends, bumping to corners. Very good. A gripping adventure story featuring Professor Challenger, Doyle's more dynamic and aggressive protagonist - described in "The Lost World" by one character as "just a homicidal megalomaniac with a turn for science". After the death of his son, brother, and two nephews in World War One, Doyle turned to spiritualism, and his beliefs are explored here through the medium of adventure fiction. Item #65773
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