THE ADVENTURER. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-396 [397-398: blank] [399-402: ads], four inserted plates with illustrations by L. A. Shaefer, original pictorial light green cloth, front panel stamped in dark green and white, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. First printing with "Published September, 1907" on copyright page and "(1)" at base of text on page 396. Wind-powered aluminum-hulled land ship crewed by a band of international adventurers travels into the South American interior in search of fabulous treasure. Samuel Lloyd Osbourne was stepson and literary collaborator of Robert Louis Stevenson. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 173-74. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 612. Bleiler (1948), p. 215. Reginald 11047. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 O-129. Some spotting to cloth, large gift inscription on the front paste-down, a sound, good reading copy. (#160610).
"Published September, 1907" on copyright page. First printing has "(1)" at base of text on page 396.