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CONAN DOYLE, Arthur (1859-1930). The Lost World, London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]. 8° (230 x 160mm). 13 illustrations pasted to light brown mounts, including coloured portrait frontispiece, half-tone portrait of Professor Challenger (this, the frontispiece to the trade issue, facing p. 80), 2 coloured plates, 3 half-tone plates and 6 plain plates, 2 full-page maps in text, one text-illustration. (Coloured frontispiece creased at corner, title lightly soiled, half-tone portrait loose and frayed at edges, small stains to pp. 96-7 as well as pp. 176-7 and associated plate and tissue-guard, with tiny hole to this latter plate's mount and tissue-guard, marginal spotting to p. 109, pp. 265-270 with tiny dog-earring, stain to p. 276 with loss of four words, facing plate heavily stained and tissue-guard with small holes and tears.) Original light-blue cloth over bevelled boards, footprints in blind to covers and spine, title lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers printed in brown (soiled, spine faded with tiny puncture to middle of footprint, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY (ink inscription to title dated 2 June 1926 to:) -- Arthur Lambton -- thence by descent to the present consignor. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 190 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPIES ON LARGE PAPER. Arthur Lambton founded the Crimes Club in 1914, which included Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse among its members. Green & Gibson A37c.

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CONAN DOYLE, Arthur (1859-1930). The Lost World, London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]. 8° (230 x 160mm). 13 illustrations pasted to light brown mounts, including coloured portrait frontispiece, half-tone portrait of Professor Challenger (this, the frontispiece to the trade issue, facing p. 80), 2 coloured plates, 3 half-tone plates and 6 plain plates, 2 full-page maps in text, one text-illustration. (Coloured frontispiece creased at corner, title lightly soiled, half-tone portrait loose and frayed at edges, small stains to pp. 96-7 as well as pp. 176-7 and associated plate and tissue-guard, with tiny hole to this latter plate's mount and tissue-guard, marginal spotting to p. 109, pp. 265-270 with tiny dog-earring, stain to p. 276 with loss of four words, facing plate heavily stained and tissue-guard with small holes and tears.) Original light-blue cloth over bevelled boards, footprints in blind to covers and spine, title lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers printed in brown (soiled, spine faded with tiny puncture to middle of footprint, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY (ink inscription to title dated 2 June 1926 to:) -- Arthur Lambton -- thence by descent to the present consignor.

FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 190 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPIES ON LARGE PAPER. Arthur Lambton founded the Crimes Club in 1914, which included Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse among its members. Green & Gibson A37c.

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