THE SILENT CITY OR QUEER ADVENTURE AMONG QUEER PEOPLE. New York: Street & Smith Corporation Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-314 [315-320: ads], original color pictorial wrappers. Later edition. Boys' lost race adventure novel of a journey by airship to the Arctic and the discovery of "Varsovik," an inhabited ancient city on an island in the Bering Sea. Issued as Street & Smith's "Round the World Library," number 69. This very popular story by a prolific writer of children's books and dime novels was first published as a serial in GOLDEN HOURS, 9 July -- 20 September 1892 as "The Silent City; or, the Strange Voyage of the Fata Morgana." The novel was probably not published in book form until after the turn of the century. The first book edition most likely was published by Street & Smith in 1907 as THE SILENT CITY; OR STRANGE ADVENTURES IN AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY as number 166 in their "Bound-To-Win Library." It was also reissued, circa the 1920s, in Street & Smith's "New Medal Library," number 753, as THE SILENT CITY; OR, THE PICTURE IN THE SKY. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2180. Teitler (2013) 1193. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14102. Wrappers lightly worn along outer joints, text block (printed on cheap pulp paper) is tanned, some soiling to rear cover, a good copy of this cheaply made book. (#151097).
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