A ROYAL ENCHANTRESS. The Romance of the Last Queen of the Berbers. With Illustrations by B. Martin Jusrtice.
New York: Continental Publishing Co., 1900. First Edition (& 1st printing). Octavo, original pictorial gray cloth stamped in black, orange and gold with a particularly striking design (of 'The Royal Enchantress' herself) on front panel, the spine with a design of a thurible and flames in black, red and gold. Title page printed in red and black. 350 pp +  pp ads, 12 full-page black & white plates by Justice inserted throughout the text (included in the pagination). A few small bumps but a bright, lovely copy; very good or better, of a very attractive book. Item #312723
¶ Historical fantasy novel. A White Queen rules a great civilization in North Africa at the close of the 7th century. "As beautiful as Cleopatra, as wise as Aspasia, brave as Boadicea, she performed wonders which gave her the name of The Sorceress Queen". "Exotic pseudo-historical fantasy about a beautiful and gifted warrior-queen and the last days of her mythical African kingdon. Set in the seventh century." - Stuart Teitler, EUREKA!: A Survey of Archaeological Fantasies & Terrestrial Utopias (Kaleidoscope Books Catalogue 19).