A CRIMINAL CROESUS. London: John Long, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-318  [320: ads] + -page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1906" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Lost race science fiction novel; an underground world inhabited by the descendants of some trapped Norse travellers; plenty of gold and silver; attempts to exploit the inhabitants and the setting up of a United States of South America." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 943. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 53. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 528. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06367. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, cloth rubbed along outer joints, top edge of text block dusty, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#130300).
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