THE PARADISE OF THE NORTH: A STORY OF ADVENTURE AROUND THE POLE. David Lawson Johnstone, W. Boucher, novel, illustrations.

THE PARADISE OF THE NORTH: A STORY OF ADVENTURE AROUND THE POLE

London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, [1894]. First Illustrated Edition. First illustrated edition (following the first edition in 1890) of Johnstone's lost race adventure novel of the discovery of a nation of Norse descent in the Arctic regions. Locke (A Spectrum of Fantasy, Vol.1), p.124; Bleiler (1978 ed.), p.110. Item #4081

Octavo (19.25cm); variant bound in red cloth, with titling and pictorial elements stamped in gilt, grey, black and blue on spine and front cover; floral-patterned endpapers; [7],8-302,[2], with 32pp of publisher's ads; 15 illustrations by W. Boucher. Sunning to spine, hinges cracked but still holding, with some dustiness to upper edge of textblock; contemporary (1901) ink inscription to first blank page; Very Good or better. Provenance: From the collection of Spectrum of Fantasy author George Locke.

Price: $60.00