NIGEL FORTESCUE; OR, THE HUNTED MAN. AN ANDEAN ROMANCE. William Westall, Bury.

NIGEL FORTESCUE; OR, THE HUNTED MAN. AN ANDEAN ROMANCE. London: Ward and Downey 1888. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-340 [341-344: ads], original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear cover, top edge untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Boys' adventure novel with lost race episode concerning hidden city of Incas in the Andes. First published in the UK in 1888 by Ward and Downey as NIGEL FORTESCUE; OR, THE HUNTED MAN, AN ANDEAN ROMANCE, and in the U.S. in 1888 by Appleton as MR. FORTESCUE: AN ANDEAN ROMANCE. "... ersatz Haggard with a little Mazeppa, but the book, as always with Westall, is well imagined and well written." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2360. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 115. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Some soiling to cloth, spine a bit darkened, inner front hinge a bit tender, free endpapers tanned, a very good copy of an uncommon book. (#148022).

Price: $300.00

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