CAPTAIN ISHMAEL: A SAGA OF THE SOUTH SEAS. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-344 [345-348: ads dated "Autumn 1901"], inserted frontispiece, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, white and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "... an extraordinary novel of a man doomed to wander deathless through the ages, who several times meets the Wandering Jew, and in the end invents long-range guns with explosive shells in a 'world of if,' long before anybody else." - Sam Moskowitz, "George Griffith-Warrior of If" in George Locke (ed), The Raid of 'Le Vengeur' and Other Stories by George Griffith (1974), p. 44. "One of Griffith's rarest books ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 53. Reginald 06366. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Binding just slightly leaned, short insect track on front cover, early owner's name dated "October, 1902" on front paste-down with a bit of ghosting of same on front free endpaper, free endpapers a bit age-darkened (a fault common to this book and here, less than usual), a tight, bright, very good copy. An excellent copy of a scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#149857).
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