New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth titled and decorated in gold on spine and front panel. Frontispiece by Joseph Clement Coll. The second of two printings dated 1919 on the title page, with "PUTNAM" at base of spine in capital letters and an advertisement on page . Cracking to inner front hinge, front free endpaper neatly replaced with matching paper, frontispiece missing. A good, sound copy in the original cloth, the spine panel slightly darkened. A colour pictorial facsimile of the front panel of the original dust jacket has been affixed to the front paste-down. Good. Item #310556
¶ The author's first book. Lost Race: a doorway in the South Seas leads to a vast subterranean civilization, older than recorded time. There is conflict between the "Shining One" and her legions of worshippers, and the devotees of the "Silent Ones"