THE HARLEQUIN OPAL. A Romance. Fergus HUME.

THE HARLEQUIN OPAL. A Romance.

Chicago & New York: Rand, McNally & Company. [1883]. Early Edition. Hardcover. Early American edition, the first printing is dated 1893 on the title page. 432 pp. red cloth designed and lettered in gilt on spine and front cover, top edges gilt. Bookplate on inner front cover, and a small ownership stamp. Bookseller's ticket on rear endpaper "Doxey, Importer, San Francisco". Spine a bit faded and cloth a bit worn at tips, a very good copy. The British edition was published in three volumes by Allan in 1893. From the collection of John Ruyle. Very Good. Item #300274

¶ Lost race. The hero is abducted and brought to a hidden city peopled by a living tribe of Toltecs. The inhabitants follow the old traditions and dress. In an underground temple is the "Harlequin Opal", a gem whose rays predict the outcome of war.

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