NOAH'S LOG BOOK: HOW TWO AMERICANS BLASTED THE ICE ON MT. ARARAT AND FOUND NOAH'S ARK AND SOME CURIOUS RELICS. New York and London: F. Tennyson Neely, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] 1-345 [346: blank] [347-374: ads], original dark blue cloth, front panel lettered in silver and ruled in red, spine panel lettered in silver. First edition. Archeological science fiction concerning the discovery of the Ark and Noah's log book which is translated and published. Appended to the book is a short story, "The Open Polar Sea: Its Discovery by an Unknown New Yorker, Believed to be From the East End of Long Island," which provides a narrative account of an imaginary journey by balloon to a habitable land in the north polar region. Teitler and Locke (2013) 642. Bleiler (1978), p. 104. Reginald 07498. Wright (III) 2807. Two ownership stamps of the Albany Female Academy on the front free endpaper; Howell was an Albany, NY, author. Partial hairline crack along inner front hinge which is still holding tight, pulpy text paper quite tanned but not brittle, a very good copy with clean, bright binding. (#157152).
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