London: Henry J. Drane. No Date . First Edition, First Impression. First edition. Octavo, original pictorial tan cloth, spine and front panels decorated in black. 251 pp, 8 inserted black & white plates (complete). Minor internal foxing to sheets; neat (and interesting) bookplate on inner front cover presenting the volume from 'Stories Weekly Journal' as a competition prize - with the ownership name effaced (literally 'scratched out'); pictorial cloth boards somewhat mottled and the spine a bit tanned; a sound, very good copy of a very attractive book. Item #312216
¶ Lost race adventure fantasy novel. A sea voyage to a hitherto undiscovered civilization on an island in the Pacific. The origins of the first inhabitants are lost in the mists of time, the population however has been augmented by various stranded voyagers throughout history. A tyrannical despot, a master of occult secrets, rules the island from a magnificent palace.