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DAKE, CHARLES ROMEYN. [SPELT 'ROMYN' ON THE TITLE PAGE AND 'ROMEYN' ON THE COVER WHICH SEEMS TO BE CORRECT]. - A Strange Discovery.

 1401629350,
NY, Kimball 1899. Octavo publisher's red cloth (spine a bit discoloured and worn at the tips); [4],310pp and three plates, one a map. ¶ First edition of this Antarctic lost race thriller, an elaborately set up continuation of Poe's 'Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym'. It includes a photo of Loomis House in Bellevue Illinois, a focal point of the introduction to the story. Bellevue is apparently Belleville, Dake's home where he was a homeopath - as is the character Bainbridge in this book. Dake committed suicide in 1899; ostensibly because he discovered he had cancer, not because his only novel had his name misspelled on the title page.
AUD 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 218 US$ 258.91 | £UK 192 | JP¥ 29105] Book number 9942

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