The Scarce "Large Paper Edition" - Only 190 Copies Issued

    Arthur Conan Doyle. The Lost World. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912].

    The "Large Paper" issue of the first edition. Small quarto. vii, 319 pages. 13 illustrated plates. Color frontispiece.

    Full light blue cloth over heavy beveled boards, blocked in blind and titled in gilt. Blindstamped dinosaur footprints across boards and spine. Top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Binding cracked at title page. Light soiling to boards; a one-and-one-half inch by two-inch faded spot on back board. Spine lightly faded with darkening at joints; a couple of dark smudges to upper third of spine. Spine ends lightly bumped. Crease to bottom corner of tipped-in frontispiece; frontispiece tissue guard wrinkled. Pages bright. An inked gift inscription and an inked name on front free endpaper. Overall, this is a nice sturdy, square copy in very good condition.

    Doyle's novel about Professor Challenger's expedition to South America where he discovers that prehistoric animals still survive. Although 1000 copies of this issue were prepared, only 190 were bound and sold. An enticing item for any Doyle collector or for any serious collector of fantasy and science fiction.

    Green and Gibson A37c.

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