THE SECRET KINGDOM. London: Duckworth & Co., 1905. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] xi-xii 1-340, one map, original pictorial three-part cloth consisting of (top to bottom) yellow, orange and black horizontal bands, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and blind, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition, first issue. "Wild and woolly satirical adventures in the imaginary land of Numania, lying between Numonia, Mycrobia, Meningitis and Ruritania. Two chapters deal with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 183. Bleiler (1978), p. 166. Reginald 11218. Binding leaned, lower corner tips worn, yellow cloth section dusty and darkened, top edge of text block quite dusty, inner front hinge repaired, a good, sound copy. An average copy scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#147350).
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