THE EMPIRE MAKERS: A ROMANCE OF ADVENTURE AND WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. London: F. V. White & Co., 1900. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [ix] x  2-312, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Hume Nisbet (signed "HN"), original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, fore-edge rough trimmed, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A lost race adventure novel of the discovery of "gorgeous Amazons in an unknown land in the heart of South Africa. Exciting story, but more time could have been spent on the customs of these voluptuous Amazons. Nisbet's racism towards the Boers is repulsive even by the standards of the times." - Leon Gammell. Clute and Grant, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 690. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 166. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Reginald 10691. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Miller, p. 637. Cloth rubbed at edges, some spotting and soiling to cloth, endpapers foxed, some age-darkening to text block, a good, sound reading copy. The text block and endpapers are made from cheap pulp paper stock and this book is rarely found in nice condition. (#147352).
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