VAN OR IN SEARCH OF AN UNKNOWN RACE. New York: Street & Smith, Publishers, 238 William Street, . Octavo, pp. 249, pictorial wrappers. Second edition. Street & Smith's "Medal Library," number 107 (30 March 1901). A boys' lost race adventure set in the Brazilian jungle. Young Van Briscoe finds his uncle in Itambez, a remote pre-Incan city encircled by volcanoes inhabited by a Lilliputian white race. A good deal of nautical adventure both on the way to and from Itambez. "Despite its juvenile format, this one could be termed a utopian novel." - Teitler. The novel was first published in 1891 by the United States Book Company. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 187. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 289. Bleiler (1978), p. 48. Reginald 03325. Light wear at spine ends, covers just a bit dusty, text paper tanned but supple, a very good copy. (#165921).
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