A KING THERE WAS --. New York: Arno Press, 1978. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. Text offset from that of the 1926 Hodder and Stoughton edition. A pseudo-historical novel of prehistoric South America which ends with the destruction of an ancient kingdom, possibly a part of the western empire of Atlantis, when it is overrun by hairy men during a period of great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. "Novel of adventure and romance in an ancient civilization in South America, preceding the Incas, the Caras and the Quitus, narrated by Felipe Gutierrez, one of the characters in THE LADY OF TERRACES." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 219. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 778. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 219-20. Bleiler (1948), p. 275. Reginald 14697. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#149835).

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