THE LOST CONTINENT OF MU: THE MOTHERLAND OF MAN. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1926. Large octavo, pp. [1-16] 1-315 , illustrations, cloth-backed boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. This is copy number thirteen of an unspecified number of copies, this one with an inscription to O. Odell signed by Churchward on the recto of the first blank. Churchward's first book about Mu, a classic pseudoscientific work about a lost continent in the Pacific Ocean, the site of the Garden of Eden, home to a technologically advanced civilization numbering 64 million inhabitants before its cataclysmic destruction over 12,000 years ago. See Martin Gardner, In the Name of Science, pp. 169-170. Boards rubbed, a very good copy. (#164389).
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