THE PEOPLE OF THE CHASM. Thomas Charles Bridges, "Christopher Beck."

THE PEOPLE OF THE CHASM. London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., [1923]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-7 [8] 9-256, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Thomas Somerfield, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow and black. First edition. The first printing with "First published 1923" on copyright page. "Boys' Antarctic lost race adventure novel whose cast includes an unknown race of people, a race of missing links and an assortment of monsters." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 30. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 41 (incorrectly dating 1914). Teitler and Locke (2013) 102. Bleiler (1978), p. 18 (mis-dating 1924). Reginald 01890. Gift inscription dated 1926 on the front free endpaper. Spine panel a bit sunned, lmild foxing to first two leaves, a very good copy. The first printing of this book is uncommon. (#157117).

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"First published 1923" on copyright page.