THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD: A NARRATIVE OF THE PERILOUS SOJOURN THEREIN OF GEORGE COWPER, MARINER, IN THE YEAR 1835. London: Henry J. Drane, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-251 [252: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by E. A. Holloway, original pictorial light gray-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top and fore edges untrimmed, plain endpapers. First edition. Fantastic adventure fiction. Castaways on uncharted island fall under seemingly supernatural power of life and death held by the Mighty Justin, Lord of the Land of the Living Dead. In fact, the island is permeated by deadly volcanic gas for which Justin alone possesses an antidote that is administered only to loyal subjects. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 825. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 49. Bleiler (1978), p. 78. Reginald 05701. Signature of early owner on front paste-down. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, rear cover dusty, spine panel a bit tanned, some scattered foxing in the text, a few leaves roughly opened, some with shallow loss to fore-edge margins, a very good copy of a scarce book rarely found in decent condition. (#167419).
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