THE SECRET OF THE PLATEAU. London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, n.d. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-8] 9-224, four inserted plates with illustrations by W. Edward Wigfull, original pictorial grey cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and yellow. First edition. Boys' lost race adventure novel. During an international boundary dispute, Britain, France and Germany dispatch advanced airships to the contested Central African region rumored to have vast oil reserves where they encounter a fierce ancient race possibly descended from the Lost Legion. Reginald 15163. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Teitler-Locke (2013). Early owner's signature dated April 1932 on the front free endpaper. A very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (with four-color illustration by W. Edward Wigfull) with several closed tears along top edge. (#152122).

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