THE TYRANTS OF KOOL-SIM. London: H. Henry & Co., Ld, 1896. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] 1-308 [309-312: ads], six inserted plates with illustrations by J. Brewster Fisher, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition, variant (probably first) binding. Boys' lost race adventure novel set in North Africa of the discovery of the kingdom of Kool-Sim, "apparently founded by ancient Hebrews, who interbred with the aboriginal pygmies, forming a vicious bastard race. The land is permeated with poison, and the blood of the ruling caste has become so toxic that it is used on hand-hurled darts, which are invariably lethal." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 443. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 54. Bleiler (1978), p. 45. Reginald 03117. 1899 Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper. A bright, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy. (#148073).
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