THE ORACLE OF BAAL: A NARRATIVE OF SOME CURIOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF PROFESSOR HORATIO CARMICHAEL, M.A. J. Provand Webster.

THE ORACLE OF BAAL: A NARRATIVE OF SOME CURIOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF PROFESSOR HORATIO CARMICHAEL, M.A. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-374 [375-378: ads] [note: preliminaries comprise three leaves; half title leaf, title leaf and contents leaf (verso of latter paginated "VIII"), thirteen inserted plates with illustrations by Warwick Goble, one inserted facsimile, title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial dark green vertically ribbed cloth, front and panels stamped in brown and gold, all edges untrimmed, black coated endpapers. First edition, probable first binding. Boys' lost race adventure novel set in Africa. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 47. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2317. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 794. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 224. Bleiler (1978), p. 204. Reginald 14949. Cloth worn at tail of spine panel (with some shallow loss of cloth) and lower front corner tip, else a tight, clean, very good copy. This first printing of the UK edition is uncommon. (#149533).

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