THE LOST CITY. Joseph Badger, Jr.

THE LOST CITY. Boston: Dana Estes & Company Publishers, [1898]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 11-326 [note: first leaf is a blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by L. J. Bridgman, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, brown, and gold, spine panel stamped in brown and gold. First edition. One of several variant bindings, priority, if any, undetermined, this copy bound in blue cloth with scene of Indians sighting an airship on the front cover. Boys' lost race adventure novel. Occupants of an airship wrecked during a storm find themselves in an unknown region of Washington's Olympic Mountains where they encounter descendants of the Aztecs. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 108. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 035. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 26. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 101. Bleiler (1978), p. 13. Reginald 00702. Former owner's name and 1900 date on front free endpaper. Some dust soiling to cloth, mainly to rear cover, cloth rubbed at edges, a tight, very good copy. A better than average copy of an attractive book. (#130688).

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