The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Hodder and Stoughton / George H. Doran Company (1912), New York, 1912. Hardcover. Illustrated by Coll, Joseph Clement; 'Maple White' (illustrator). First US Edition. 309pp. Original beige cloth stamped in gold on the front and the spine. Sixteen inserted plates (five by 'Maple White' and eleven by Joseph Clement Coll). The first Professor Challenger adventure. "The power of The Lost World lies in a consummate balance of adventure, skilled characterization, novelty of story line, and adept use of scientific themes." This copy has a previous owner's inscription dated 1912 on the front free endpaper Mild wear to spine ends and corner tips, near fine copy. Housed in a 1/2 Black Morocco Clamshel Box.