THE WHITE PRINCESS OF THE HIDDEN CITY: BEING THE RECORD OF LESLIE RUTHERFORD'S STRANGE ADVENTURES IN CENTRAL AFRICA. London and Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-6]  2-289 [290: publisher's ads] + undated 32-page catalogue of "Books Suitable for Prizes and Presentation" inserted at rear, six inserted plates with illustrations by W. Boucher, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, brown, black, white and gold, rear panel stamped in black with publisher's floral device. First edition. Johnstone's name misprinted as "Johnston" on the front panel of the binding. "Boys' lost race adventure novel of a city populated by descendants of both the Aztecs and an earlier white race which had actually built the city, in Central America ... By far the scarcest of the three Johnstone lost race stories but probably the least interesting." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 124. "Solid, old-fashioned lost-race adventure." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1198. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 456. Bleiler (1978), p. 110. Reginald 07965. Very mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, endpapers tanned, a bright, near fine copy. A very nice copy of a handsome book. (#131720).
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