THE HARLEQUIN OPAL. A Romance.
Price: $45.00 USD
Place Published: Chicago & New York
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company.
Date Published: .
Edition: Early Edition
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 300274
Early American edition, the first printing is dated 1893 on the title page. 432 pp. red cloth designed and lettered in gilt on spine and front cover, top edges gilt. Bookplate on inner front cover, and a small ownership stamp. Bookseller's ticket on rear endpaper "Doxey, Importer, San Francisco". Spine a bit faded and cloth a bit worn at tips, a very good copy. The British edition was published in three volumes by Allan in 1893. From the collection of John Ruyle.
¶ Lost race. The hero is abducted and brought to a hidden city peopled by a living tribe of Toltecs. The inhabitants follow the old traditions and dress. In an underground temple is the "Harlequin Opal", a gem whose rays predict the outcome of war.