SMEATON, OLIPHANT. - A Mystery of the Pacific.
London, Blackie 1899. Octavo publisher's illustrated red cloth printed in black and white and blocked in gilt; eight plates by Wal Paget. Covers a touch dusty, a few spots at the beginning but a rather good, bright copy. ¶ First edition of this Pacific lost race thriller - by the sometime editor of the Queensland Daily Northern Argus - which begins on board a blackbirder for the Queensland labour trade and ends in Nova Sicilia - a Roman offshoot in the western Pacific.AUD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 141.5 US$ 152.84 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 16986] Book number 8417
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