New York: J.F. Douthitt, 1892.
Hardcover. First edition, first issue binding. Illustrated by C. Durand Chapman and others. Large octavo, 318pp., followed by one full-page illustrated advertisement. Publisher’s light green pictorial cloth over beveled boards, stamped in gold on front cover and spine, floral patterned endpapers. Contemporary small owner’s name in ink on front flyleaf, rubbed and moderately soiled with fading to gilt lettering, very good. A classic “science fiction story of an advanced race which inhabits the interior of a hollow earth. One of the best-known of a number of science fiction novels about underground civilizations ...” (*Locke*. Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 39). *Wright III*, No. 648; *Bleiler*. Checklist of Science Fiction, p. 29.