An Ocean Adventurer or, The Cruise of the Orb
Wright, Walter P. , Paul Hardy(illus.)
Place Published: London, Glasgow and Dublin
Publisher: Blackie and Son Limited
Date Published: Circa 1901
Edition: Later printing
Book Id: 37709
240; 16pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Red cloth with yellow, gray and black pictorial stamping. Sixteen pages of publisher's adverts at the rear. Good condition. The extremities are rubbed. The spine is a bit faded, however the ink stamped vignette is still bright. The spine ends are bumped and there are several small splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. There is a bookseller's tiny sticker on the front pastedown, and the rear pastedown has a seller's stamp. The half title page is adhered to the verso of the front free endsheet along the inside margin. The text block is cracked at the title page, and the pages have sporadic small, light stains. Lacking frontispiece illustration.
With four illustrations by Paul Hardy. A boy's fantastic adventure novel, with advanced weaponry, a battle with giant octopodes, and "a monstrous death head."