PRIESTESS AND QUEEN. A Tale of the White Race of Mexico. Being the Adventures of Ignigene and Her Twenty-Six Fair Maidens.... Illustrated by Emily K. Reader, Frontispiece by William Reader.
London: Longman's, Green, & Co., 1899. First Edition (& 1st printing). Octavo, original pictorial brown cloth blocked in black & titled in gilt on spine & front panel, black coated endpapers, top edges gilt. 308 pp. Frontispiece by William Reader plus eleven additional full-page black & white plates, all in an arts & crafts style, by Emily K. Reader. Some rubbing at edges of cloth, a couple of small blemishes to back cover, several leaves roughly opened with some loss to margins; a bright, attractive copy. Item #312725
¶ A lost-race tale set in a prehistoric age, of an advanced white race in Mexico. "Set in a prehistoric age and describes a mythic civilization of high achievement, attained by a white aboriginal people. A war with the Amerinds. Rare." - Stuart Teitler, EUREKA!: A Survey of Archaeological Fantasies & Terrestrial Utopias (Kaleidoscope Books Catalogue 19).