Arthur Conan Doyle – The Lost World – First Edition 1912

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Lost World – First Edition 1912

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Arthur Conan Doyle – The Lost World – First Edition 1912

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First edition, large paper edition, first issue bound in light blue gilt-decorated cloth. A very good copy. Large octavo. Thirteen illustrations pasted to light brown mounts tipped-in, original light blue cloth over heavy boards, front and spine panels lettered in gold, dinosaur footprints stamped in blind on front, spine and rear panels. 1000 copies of the presentation edition were prepared but the first issue comprised only 190 copies. Internally clean, with a short tear to the crown. 1/190 copies. All the plates are mounted for this version of the text. Doyle himself was closely involved in the preparation of this edition, making alterations to the text to allow room for the extra illustrations. The first Challenger novel [Green and Gibson [A37d]]. 

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First edition, large paper edition, first issue bound in light blue gilt-decorated cloth. A very good copy. Large octavo. Thirteen illustrations pasted to light brown mounts tipped-in, original light blue cloth over heavy boards, front and spine panels lettered in gold, dinosaur footprints stamped in blind on front, spine and rear panels. 1000 copies of the presentation edition were prepared but the first issue comprised only 190 copies. Internally clean, with a short tear to the crown. 1/190 copies. All the plates are mounted for this version of the text. Doyle himself was closely involved in the preparation of this edition, making alterations to the text to allow room for the extra illustrations. The first Challenger novel [Green and Gibson [A37d]]. 

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