London: T. Werner Laurie. No Date . First Edition, First Impression. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth titled in black on spine and front panel. The first issue binding. 250 pp. Light foxing to endpapers; spine panel a touch browned, an attractive, very good, above average copy. Item #311483
¶ Scientific romance. Hannibal Lepsius is sired by his father to live a monastic and scholarly life and learn to decipher an ancient stone's writings. All is well until a boat arrives - with women on board. Basically, your typical mad-scientist-creates-a-superman-who-doesn't-care-for-his-role type of novel.