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. 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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