THE MARBLED CATSKIN. Charles Harrison Gibbons.

THE MARBLED CATSKIN. London: Stanley Paul & Co. (1928), Ltd., [1928]. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11 [12] 13-288 [note: first two leaves used as front paste-down and free endpaper] + 12-page publisher's catalogue dated "Autumn 1928" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. "Within the cozy narrative frame of a London club yarn we hear the story of the novel's hero, a South African constable who discovers the beautiful white pygmy queen Zeete, who rules over a remnant of Atlanteans dwelling inside caverns in South Africa, fighting off Zulus and sinister Chinese. These Atlanteans have occult powers and advanced technology, and coexist underground with a race of lizard people. The constable/narrator is emotionally blasted by his experiences there and wanders the world afterwards, drinking and working odd jobs trying to forget the whole thing." - Robert Eldridge. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 748. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 161. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 90. Bleiler (1978), p. 81. Reginald 05936. A nearly fine copy. A scarce book. (#148263).

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"First published in 1928" on copyright page.