A CRIMINAL CROESUS. London: John Long, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-318  [320: ads] + -page publisher's catalogue dated "September, 1903" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Lost race science fiction novel; an underground world inhabited by the descendants of some trapped Norse travelers; plenty of gold and silver; attempts to exploit the inhabitants and the setting up of a United States of South America." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 943. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 53. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06367. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Light wear to cloth at spine ends, scattered foxing to first and part of second signatures, small slip of paper pasted over armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down, a clean, tight, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#149863).
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