Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1936. First American edition. Hardcover. 341pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Variant binding. Red cloth over boards with black ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. The spine is slanted, and the top edge of the text block is lightly foxed. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endsheet. Bleiler CFL. Listed in "American Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection," a catalog produced in 2008 by Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. Reginald 03682, citing the British edition published by Chapman and Hall in 1935. Barron 3-95 (British edition). Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy. Very good. Item #38918
A lost race adventure, depicting an amphibious vehicle traveling through the African jungle, to a kingdom of ancient Egyptian origin. With a metaphorical vampire. Suggestive of Haggard's SHE.