Chicago: J.S. Ogilvie & Company, 1887. First edition thus. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth with gilt-stamped title to spine. Good plus to very good. Light soiling and trace dampstaints to boards. Ownership signatures to front pastedown and endpaper. A handful of pages are torn or chipped throughout, though none missing. Pages very darkened with age; binding sound overall. 237pp., advertisements. Good +. Item #20282
One of this British novelist's best-known works, originally serialized in THE GRAPHIC magazine (ending in the same year this edition published). An early attempt in the the "Lost World" genre, through a fantasy of an African queendom. Uncommon thus.