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Charles L. McKesson. Under Pike's Peak; or, Mahalma, Child of the Fire Father. London and New York: F. Tennyson Neely, [1898]. First edition, 8vo, 302, [14, catalog] pages. Frontispiece and six plates (photographic views of the Pike's Peak region). Publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Binding rubbed, surface loss from biopredation, moderate affect to gilt lettering on spine. Previous owner's ink gift inscription on front free endpaper, dated "August 21, 1899". Over-opened between frontispiece and half-title. Foxing, heavier at times; and occasional minor smudges. Very good. Reference: Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, 1414; Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s, 545; Teitler and Locke (2013) 803; Bleiler (1978), page 130; Reginald 09937.

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