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  • THE WEB OF THE GOLDEN SPIDER. by Bartlett, Frederick Orin (1876 - 1945)
    Bartlett, Frederick Orin (1876 - 1945)

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A Lost Race tale set in the Andes. A story of romance, mystery, intrigue and adventure which opens in Boston, where Wilson, a former theology student, now homeless and penniless, rescues a young woman from over-officious police officers - and moves from there to a sea voyage and to the remote slopes of the Andes in South America and a search for the famed treasure of El Dorado rumored to have been buried beneath Lake Guadiva. Illustrated with a color frontispiece by Harrison Fisher, with a tissue guard , and three black-and-white plates by Charles M. Relyea. viii, 354 pp,

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth decorated with an embossed spider's web with gilt idol in the center, white lettering on front and spine (some shelfwear to the boards, corners slightly bumped, but a tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 87294
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  • THE JINGO. by Chester, George Randolph.
    Chester, George Randolph.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1912.). Hardcover first edition - A classic and early spoof of the lost-race novels - after a shipwreck, Jimmy Smith, an American sales representative of the Eureka Manufacturing Company, brings 'improvements' to the idyllic island kingdom of Isola in the Antarctic. Chester is also the author of the Queen's Quorum title 'Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford.' Illustrated with a frontispiece and ten inserted plates with illustrations by F. Vaux Wilson. 394 pp.

    Condition: Very good in the original embossed blue-gray cloth, with gilt lettering on the front and spine (some shelfwear to edges of boards, front hinge starting, a few scattered marginal foxing spots, and discoloration on endpapers. Binding is sturdy, covers are attractive.

    Book ID: 35432
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  • SELECTED SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY STORIES. by London, Jack (Annotated by Dick Weiderman.)
    London, Jack (Annotated by Dick Weiderman.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Lakemont, GA: Fictioneer Books, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology containing five long short stories by London and , selected to be present a cross section of his writing in what could be called "social science fiction," annotated and with an introduction by Richard Weiderman. Including "The Relic of the Pleistocene", one of London's stories set in the 1987 Klondike Gold Rush and the lost race story "The Red One." Illustrated throughout in black and white and with one fold-out color plate by Philip Craig Russell. One of "approximately 1500 copies printed." 120 pp plus colophon. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy, but with a short tear to the bottom edge of the foldout illustration).

    Book ID: 39525
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