New York: Hodder and Stoughton / George H. Doran Company, (1912). Illustrated by Coll, Joseph Clement; 'Maple White'. First US Edition. Hardcover. Item #22632
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." Science Fiction Writers, ed. E. F. Bleiler, 1982, p. 47. Green and Gibson state that the publishing date for this title is 1915. This copy has a previous owner's inscription dated 1913 on the front free endpaper which would suggest otherwise. Mild wear to spine ends and corner tips, faint small spot to back panel. An appealing near fine copy. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-63. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 63. Green and Gibson A37e.; Octavo.