London. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, . First edition.
8vo. viii, 322pp, . With a black and white frontispiece, 21 plates, and numerous illustrations in the text by Stanley L. Wood, and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, illustrated colour inlays bordered in gilt to upper board and spine. Rubbed, and lightly marked, spine sunned. Endpapers browned.
The first edition of the first of four novels by Australian author Guy Boothby (1867-1905) to feature his nefarious protagonist, occultist criminal mastermind Doctor Nikola, and his quest for immortality.£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 16929