The People of the Mist
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894.
Illustrated by Arthur Layard. First Edition. Hardcover.
First Edition. McKay #20; Scott #21. First state with “auctoineers” for “auctioneers” on p.1, line 21; p. vi misnumbered as p. ii.
The People of the Mist is the tale of a British adventurer seeking wealth in the wilds of Africa, finding romance, and discovering a lost race and its monstrous god. From the dedication: “I dedicate this effort of ‘primeval and troglodyte imagination,’ this record of barefaced and flagrant adventure to my godsons in the hope that therein they may find some store of healthy amusement.”Item #901303
Octavo, blue-green cloth over thick beveled boards, black endpapers, viii, 343pp, 23pp ads, frontis. illus. with tissue guard, 15 additional illustrations in text.
Spine lean, moderate foxing, toning to author’s note, frontis. tissue guard & publisher’s ads, rubbing to cloth, gilt bright, free of owner’s marks, tight, very good.