The Lost Canyons of the Toltecs: An Account of the Strange Adventures in Central America
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: A. C. McClurg and Company
Date Published: 1893
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38129
275; pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Olive green cloth with gold lettering and designs on the spine, and a red ink stamped title and decorative stamping on the front cover. Twelve pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Good condition. Bumped and mildly rubbed at the extremities. Spine rolled. There are a number of tiny, light spots on the spine and covers. The boards are gently bowed. The front endsheet is cracked along the hinge, there is a previous owner's name on the front pastedown, and there is a contemporary owner's name that has been partially rubbed out on the front free endsheet. A contemporary review has been mounted to the page opposite the title page, and is darkly offset on the title page. Tanned pages. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Bleiler CFL. Locke, p.191. In "333." Reginald 12864. Listed in "American Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection," a catalog produced in 2008 by Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California.
With a cyclonic storm. "A mining engineer, with two companions, sets out to join a party of explorers who have ventured into Central American wilds. Crossing an obscure desert into a country of giant gorges, they happen upon a hidden Toltec city, where the earlier party is held. A faction of the Indians, influenced by a blood-thirsty Aztec strain, seek a sacrificial death for whites, but the ruler intervenes on the condition that they become permanent members of the city." - "333"