London: Hodder and Stoughton, . Item #05005
“His love of danger, his intense appreciation of the drama of an adventure…"
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Lost World. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E.D. Malone of the “Daily Gazette.” London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., 1912].
First English edition. Octavo (7 5/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 186 x 124 mm.). vii, [1, blank], 9-319, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Photographic frontispiece portrait of the fictitious exploring party and seven other plates from photographs and drawings.
Publisher's dark blue cloth with front cover ruled and lettered in white and pictorially stamped (with the design of Professor Challenger) and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, white endpapers. Front inner hinge split. Very minor wear to tips and extremities. Early ink inscription of [Edward Nathan] Gibbs on front pastedown. Pp. 176/177 & 295/296 with very slight crease to top corner. pp. 273-276 with very small marginal stain to lower corners. Overall, an excellent copy.
The first Professor Challenger story in which he and his exploring partners locate a prehistoric world still thriving on a plateau in South America. It was, and remains, a huge success.
Edward Nathan Gibbs was the treasurer of the New York City Life Insurance Company, 20, East 65th St, NY.
Green and Gibson A37a; Woolf 1908.