Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World is for sale. This is the Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World first edition published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1912. As required, this first edition book of Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World is not dated.
The first edition of Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World is a very limited edition book with a publication run of just 10,719 copies published by Hodder and Stoughton on 15th October 1912.
The Lost World has dark blue binding with the title in white lettering to the front board and an embossed gilt illustration of George Edward Challenger known as Professor Challenger. Underneath the embossed gilt illustration of Professor Challenger are the words:
“Yours truly (to use the conventional lie) George Edward Challenger”.
It is interesting to note that the printed words and signature are in the hand of Arthur Conan Doyle and are also in embossed in gilt. The front board has a white double line border. The Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World spine has lettering of The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Hodder and Stoughton in gilt.
The Lost World binding is in Very Good condition with marks to the front board, rubbing to the letter ‘E’ in the word “THE” and to the white line border (usual for this book) and light knocks to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners. The gilt illustration and lettering to the front board and to the spine is bright. The back board is plain as required. This is a very attractive binding for the Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World first edition book.
Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World has 319 numbered pages with 8 black and white plates and 3 black and white illustrations as required. The pages are in overall Very Good condition with no inscription but with slight discolouration to the endpapers, two small labels to the rear pastedown and with light foxing throughout.
Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World First Edition 1912