BLOWN TO BITS. . M. Ballantyne, obert.


Or The Lonely Man of Rakata. A Tale of the Malay Archipelago. With Illustrations by the Author. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1889. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black, red and gilt, beveled.

First Edition of this boys' maritime adventure tale revolving about the violent volcanic eruption of Krakatoa six years earlier. This is an attractive copy of this handsomely-bound book, in very good condition (dampmark on rear cover, slight rubbing at the extremities). Quayle 83a (in fact this was Quayle's copy, with his initialed note on the front endpaper); Sadleir 100. Item #9740

Price: $150.00

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