THE SECRET OF THE LAMAS: A TALE OF THIBET. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1889. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii  2-235 [236: printer's imprint] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "3.89" inserted at rear, original pictorial red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. "A highly idealized imaginary city in Tibet. The pilgrims and adepts come from all over Asia. Occult sciences, advanced physics" (Teitler). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 11. The Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 6. Reginald 12860. Not in Suvin or Sargent (1988). Armorial bookplate of Walter James Lindsay affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel sunned, some dust soiling to cloth, a very good copy. A very scarce book. (#167259).
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