ZWANZIGTAUSEND JAHRE UNTER DEM EISE. ROMAN ... Autorisierte Deutsche Bearbeitung von Ludwig Wechsler. Berlin: Verlag von Otto Janke, n.d., [1891]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-288. original (?) three-quarter green cloth and green boards, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition in German. Translation of EGÉSZ AZ ÉSZAKI POLUSIG (All the Way to the North Pole), first published in Budapest in 1876. A fantastic adventure novel in which Pietro Galibas, the sole survivor of a scientific expedition, is found by an unknown race who dwell underground in a maze of caverns where they feed on frozen animals. The explorer discovers a cave with a lake of fire upon which he travels in an asbestos skiff. He finds and reanimates a young girl and her father, two Hebrews who have been in suspended animation for twenty thousand years (!) due the effect of the gas from the lake. An extraordinary imaginary voyage to the Earth's interior probably inspired by the work of Jules Verne. This novel has not been translated into English. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 121. Bloch (2002) 1623. Nagl, p. 248. A very good copy. OCLC reports 2 copies. (#152271).

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