J.F. Douthitt, 1892. Item #228
BRADSHAW, William R. THE GODDESS OF ATVATABAR BEING THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE INTERIOR WORLD AND CONQUEST OF ATVATABAR. Profusely Illustrated. Introduction by Julian Hawthorne. NY: J.F. Douthitt, 1892. 8vo., green cloth, stamped in gilt. First Edition. Signed presentation from Bradshaw on a front blank page: "To Mrs. Diana Belais, with the highest appreciation of her humanitarian enthusiasm and great intellectual gifts, Wm. R. Bradshaw. New York, Octo 3rd, 1911." Belais helped organize and provided funding for anti-vivisection organizations. She also wrote articles and lectured widely on the issue. She edited "Zoophilly" magazine. This lost-race novel is set in the interior of the earth at the North Pole, with Atvatabar being one of the kingdoms located there. Copies of this novel signed by Bradshaw are uncommon. Good (text is quite nice & gilt bright but the rear cover has a large red stain on the lower portion and there is some dampstaining to the lower corners of the front cover). $750.00.