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Markwick (Edward)The City Of Gold. A Tale of Sport, Travel and Adventure in the Heart of the Dark Continent. With Illustrations by H. Piffard. London: Thacker/Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, 1898. First edition, later issue. cat40a Original blue pictorial cloth designed and lettered in red and black. Frontispiece and seven inserted plates by Harold Piffard. Wear to hinges (fraying along rear hinge - partly worn through) and corners, inner hinges cracking, some soiling of cloth, generally very good otherwise. Gift label on front end paper. Rear fly leaf detached but present. The book was first issued by Tower in 1896; the title page was replaced by Thacker when they reissued the book in 1898. A lost-race novel set in Africa, of a pre-Phoenician civilization. Price: