THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT by Edgar Rice Burroughs 1924
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT. By Edgar Rice Burroughs, J. Allen St. John (Illustrator), Grosset & Dunlap, 1924.
Science Fiction Novel - Adventure/Fantasy
The Land That Time Forgot is a fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Caspak trilogy. Starting out as a harrowing wartime sea adventure, the story ultimately develops into a lost world story reminiscent of such novels as The Lost World (1912), Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island (1874), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864).
He adds his own twist by postulating a unique biological system for his lost world, in which the slow progress of evolution in the world outside is recapitulated as a matter of individual metamorphosis.
Red cover with black title to the front and spine. Frontispiece illustration with caption and page number at the bottom. Published June, 1924. The spine cloth has been all but reglued (with book glue). The front inside gutter paper is split (torn) at the joint. The cover has some soil staining, and the spine edges and corner tips are somewhat rough. 422 pp. plus ads (4 pages total). Few tears at page edges (noticed one) with some smudges and creases. Fair minus condition.