THE GOLDEN IDOL: A TALE OF ADVENTURE IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co., 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-333 [334-336: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece, original pictorial white wrappers printed in red, black and gray. First edition. Issued in cloth and in paper wrappers as "Dearborn Series," number 51 (November 8, 1891), this being one of the latter. "Crime and detection and a treasure hunt for an ancient and accursed treasure hoard, guarded by the few surviving members of an extinct race." - Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 1267. Bleiler (1978), p. 202. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Wright, American Fiction 1876-1900. Not in Larnach or Blackford, et al. Not in Hubin (1994). Wrappers dusty and lightly worn at edges, pulpy text paper a tanned, first and last four leaves have a bit of shallow loss along fore-edges, still a very good copy. This paperbound issue is very scarce. (#165914).
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