Item #312536 THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD. A Narration of the Perilous Sojurn Therein of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by E.A. Holloway. Neal FYNE.
THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD. A Narration of the Perilous Sojurn Therein of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by E.A. Holloway.
THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD. A Narration of the Perilous Sojurn Therein of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by E.A. Holloway.
THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD. A Narration of the Perilous Sojurn Therein of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by E.A. Holloway.
THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD. A Narration of the Perilous Sojurn Therein of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by E.A. Holloway.

THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD. A Narration of the Perilous Sojurn Therein of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835. With Eight Full-Page Illustrations by E.A. Holloway.

London: Henry J. Drane. No Date [1897]. First Edition. Octavo, original pictorial tan cloth, spine and front panels decorated in black. 251 pp, 8 inserted black & white plates (complete). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Presented to E. Auronby Neal Fynne". Modern bookplate depicting a rearing unicorn on front pastedown "From the Library of James Whitford". Lower corners bumped, spine a bit darkened and a few small marks to the cloth; a very good clean copy. Item #312536

¶ 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. This copy originally came to us when we purchased a very large collection of books from Jim Whitford in Australia in about 1995; Jim is an old-time collector / dealer in early fantasy books, doing business as Dacobra Books. We sold this copy almost immediately after we received it back then - 27 years ago? - and recently we are lucky to have it in stock again. This is the only inscribed copy of this book of which we are aware.

Price: $650.00