A PRINCE OF THE EAST: A ROMANCE. New York, London, Montreal: The Abbey Press Publishers, [1900]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vii] viii [9] 10-326 + [32]-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in silver, brown and black, spine panel stamped in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Lost race adventure novel set in mainly in India in the 1850s, concerning the efforts of an occult brotherhood to acquire ancient Egyptian manuscripts in the possession of a people of Indian origin who fled from foreign invaders many centuries earlier and who inhabit a vast subterranean world under the Arabian Sea. Teitler (2013) 576. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Private owner's ink stamp on front and rear paste-downs. Narrow strip of light fading to top edge of front and rear covers, a nearly fine copy. (#150856).

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