Arthur Conan Doyle: The Lost World. (London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]), first edition, 319 pages, 13 illustrations on light brown mats tipped in, pictorial endpapers, gilt top edge, original pictorial light blue cloth over beveled boards with dinosaur tracks stamped in blind on boards, with gilt titles, large 8vo (7" x 9.25"), light soiling to boards, corners slightly bumped and frayed, slightly cocked, front inside hinge just starting to crack, else very good condition. The book is housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. This, the first Professor Challenger story, was published in serial form in March of 1912. The book followed in October of that year. 1000 copies of this Presentation edition were prepared, but the first issue comprised only 190 copies, of which this is one. The remainder were bound later, most issued in 1914, in brown cloth, others distributed sometime later. A very uncommon issue of this book which has appeared only twice at public auction during the past thirty years. From the Ventura Collection.

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