THE LOST CONTINENT. London: Hutchinson and Co., 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-368, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, gold and blind, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. "Hyne's most famous fantastic novel ... This is the best of several novels published in the wake of Ignatius Donnelly's ATLANTIS: THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD (1882), which popularized the mythology of the sunken continent for Victorian readers. With tongue slightly in cheek, Hyne treated the myth as it really deserved to be treated: as a grandiose exercise in imaginative sensationalism." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 129. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-104; (1987) 1-52; and (1995) 1-52. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1156. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 439. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, pp. 166-67. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 79. Teitler and Locke (2013) 655. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07685. Pulp paper endpapers darkened, inner hinges cracked, but holding tight, a good copy. (#167331).
No statement of printing. Note: A later issue has inserted publisher's catalogue dated 1902