(#172984) THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADO: A ROMANCE OF BRITISH GUIANA ... Second Edition. Francis Henry Atkins, "Frank Aubrey."
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADO: A ROMANCE OF BRITISH GUIANA ... Second Edition.

THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADO: A ROMANCE OF BRITISH GUIANA ... Second Edition. London: Hutchinson & Co, n.d. [1896?]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xv [xvi] xvii-xx 1-392 [393-396: publisher's ads], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Leigh Ellis and Fred Hyland, original decorated dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, t.e.g. Second printing. There are two issues of the "second edition," one dated 1897 on the title page, the other with undated title page. This one has the undated title page. A family (?) copy with name and address of Florrie Fenton Ash written at the top of the half title page and annotation "Frank Aubrey is Fenton Ash," followed by a list of eight books written by Atkins under the Frank Aubrey and Fenton Ash pen names. A Lost race novel concerning the discovery of the legendary South American city of Manoa and a carnivorous tree on the summit of Mt. Roraima. "... an interesting forerunner of Doyle's THE LOST WORLD, whose main fantasy element is the eponymous man-eating tree." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 132. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 1-5 and (1995) 1-5. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-10. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 92. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 027. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 25. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 36. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 64. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 68. Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 8. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 12. Reginald 00623. Text block split between gatherings 11 and 12, plate facing page 252 missing, front free endpaper missing, a not-so-good copy, but an important one. (#172984).

Price: $1,000.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"SECOND EDITION" on title page.