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Titre : A BID FOR FORTUNE OR DR. NIKOLA'S VENDETTA .
Éditeur : Ward, Lock and Bowden. Limited, London, New York and Melbourne
Date d'édition : 1895
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii  2-344, numerous illustrations, some on inserted plates, by Stanley L. Wood, Oscar Eckhardt and T. S. C. Crowther, original bevel-edged pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. First of the four novels featuring Doctor Nikola, a occult adventurer who seeks immortality. The diabolical doctor, a precursor to Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu, is considered by some to be the first fictional super villain. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 40. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 240. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. . Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 47. Bleiler (1978), p. 27. Reginald 01623. Hubin (1994), p. 86. Cloth quite scuffed and rubbed, scattered foxing to text, a sound reading copy. (#152646). N° de réf. du libraire 152646
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