RED LAVA. Jay Marston, pseud. of Jill Spencer.


London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1931. First Edition. Pseudonymous adventure novel with fantastic and lost race elements, set in Rwanda and Burundi, and centered around a tribe of pygmies who worship a group of volcanoes - one of which erupts. Unaccountably scarce, not mentioned by Barron, Bleiler, or Locke; OCLC notes 5 holdings, with none in the U.S. (U.Alberta, Trinitiy College, BL, Oxford, Natl.Lib. of Scotland). Item #4084

First Impression. Octavo (19cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-286,[2]pp ads. Slight forward lean, light wear to lower covers, with faint, scattered foxing to text edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is clipped at lower front flap, with 5/- net price printed at upper corner of same; light shelfwear, gentle sunning to spine, with shallow loss to spine ends and corners, with several closed tears; Very Good+. Provenance: From the collection of Spectrum of Fantasy author George Locke.

Price: $250.00

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