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THE LOST WORLD
London: George Newnes Ltd.. Two volume set bound in maroon "pebbled" buckram with gilt rules. 1912. hb. 8vo, Both volumes show minor rubbing to extremities. Contents sl. shaken, but hinges & joints tight. Overall, very good condition. . This is the complete, first appearance in print, of the famous fantasy novel, wherein the character of Prof. George Challenger is first introduced. Published in monthly parts, as the leader in the Strand Magazine, by George Newnes, Ltd., London, commencing in April, 1912, and then in consecutive monthly parts until November, 1912. The extraordinary illustrations are by Harry Rountree and the "late Maple White" [actually ACD, using his own faked photos]. Some of these illustrations are unique to this issue. The first book edition appeared in October of the same year under the imprint of British publisher Hodder & Stoughton. A General Index precedes volume I. Both volumes have individual monthly Tables of Contents. The first volume contains pp. 363 to 720 of volume XLIII, and pp. 1 to 120 of volume XLIV. The second volume contains pp. 123 to 600 of volume XLIV. G&G A34. The complete text of each issue is included; thus many other notable stories are also set out: by P. G. Wodehouse, Morley Roberts, "Ouida", E. Phillips Oppenheim and others. The stitching of both volumes has been stressed a bit, as from being opened carelessly, but there are no loose pages, or signatures. .
      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      Biblio    

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