BEYOND THE VERGE: HOME OF TEN LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL. Boston: James H. Earle, Publisher, 1896. Octavo, pp. [3-5] 6  8-10 15-305 [306-310: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks; erratically paged, text complete despite gaps in pagination], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author) and eleven inserted plates, several initialed "W.H.G.," the remainder uncredited, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in brown, spine panel stamped in brown and gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. A hollow earth novel. The Ten Lost Tribes travel through prehistoric America on their way to the north polar opening and the paradise that lies in the Earth's interior. The novel was reprinted in several issues of Raymond Palmer's THE HIDDEN WORLD in the 1960s. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 417. Costes and Altairac 248. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler 252. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 1031. A bit of insect tracking to rear cover, a bright, nearly fine copy with tight inner hinges. This book is printed on a cheap paper stock that is prone to age-darkening and the book is seldom found in nice condition. A quite superior copy of a very scarce book. (#151779).
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