THE MYSTERIOUS CITY OF OO: ADVENTURES IN ORBELLO LAND. Chicago: Belford Clarke Co, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-316 [317-320: blank], flyleaf at front, profusely illustrated H. N. Cady and others, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, endpapers decorated with floral pattern printed in gold. First edition. Title leaf tipped in on a stub, one of at least three variant imprints (with the extended title), priority if any, not determined. Boys' lost race novel. Unknown white race with culture resembling that of ancient Greece discovered in the interior of Australia. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1094. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 110. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 615. Bleiler (1978), p. 99. Reginald 07202. Private owner's library label affixed to the front paste-down and 1894 Christmas gift inscription on the front flyleaf. Hairline cracks along inner hinges which are still holding tight, a very good, bright copy. A handsome copy of an attractive book that is uncommon in nice condition. (#165808).
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