London: Hodder and Stoughton, . 8vo. 319,  pp. FIRST EDITION. With frontispiece and 5 plates. Original pictorial blue cloth, stamped and gilt, a bit faded, corners and edges worn; minor foxing in text. Ownership inscriptions on fly-leaf. Item #12139
First edition. The present work is the first story about the scientist Professor Challenger, in which he and his exploring party discover a pre-historic “Lost World” of dinosaurs in South America. It has been the model for several other books and movies which have treated the same topic.