THE LOST CONTINENT. London: Hutchinson and Co., 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-368, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, gold and blind, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. "Hyne's most famous fantastic novel ... This is the best of several novels published in the wake of Ignatius Donnelly's ATLANTIS: THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD (1882), which popularized the mythology of the sunken continent for Victorian readers. With tongue slightly in cheek, Hyne treated the myth as it really deserved to be treated: as a grandiose exercise in imaginative sensationalism." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 129. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-104; (1987) 1-52; and (1995) 1-52. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1156. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 439. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, pp. 166-67. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 79. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07685. "From the Atlantis Collection / of Edith Mabry Barnett" written in ink on front free endpaper. Spine panel lightly sunned, partial hairline cracks in inner hinges, endpapers a bit darkened (fragile laid paper stock was used as endpapers in some copies, including this one, and darkening of the paper and splits to inner hinges is inevitable), top edge of text block dusty, cloth lightly worn at spine ends, several tiny spots to cloth, mostly on rear cover, still a very good copy. A better-than-average copy of a book rarely found in nice condition. (#146515).
No statement of printing. Note: A later issue has inserted publisher's catalogue dated 1902