BEYOND THE GREAT SOUTH WALL: BEING SOME SURPRISING DETAILS OF THE VOYAGE OF THE S. Y. RACOON AS REPORTED BY HER OWNER, JOHN, VISCOUNT HEATHERSLIE. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-302 [303-312: ads] [first leaf is a blank], original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in white, blue, black and gold, spine panel stamped in white, black and gold. First edition, first issue. Presentation copy with initialed inscription by Savile on the front free endpaper. "Narrative of an expedition to the Antarctic in search of treasure in the ruins of an ancient Mayan colony. The explorers encounter Cay, a dinosaur worshiped by the Mayans. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1951. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 673. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 167-68. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 190. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 175. Reginald 12716. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, light stain on rear cover, a very good, attractive copy. A handsome copy of a scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#170151).
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