ATLANTIS: THE BOOK OF THE ANGELS. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim., 1903. Large octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-461 [462-464: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], illustrations by the author, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Later issue with cancel title leaf marked "cheap edition" and dated 1903. An incredibly decadent, fin-de-siècle vision of Atlantis and its fate. "The most vivid and compelling of Atlantis tales. Scenes of Fellini-esque debauchery. Priestess with yellow eyes and ruby chips embedded in her teeth. Giant flightless birds. Attack of huge crabs. Repulsive beings with stripes. Evil and debased hermaphrodite king. This is among the most imaginative books ever published." - Teitler, catalogue 63. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 141. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 40. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 102. Teitler and Locke (2013) 160. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10084. Light wear to spine ends and corner tips, cloth a bit dust soiled, a very good copy. A nice, tight copy of this bulky book. (#111336).
"CHEAP EDITION" on title page.