London, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane, George Robertson & Company, 1894. First edition, first impression. Paperback. A near fine copy. Australian edition. Issued in the UK by Swan Sonnenschein in the same year, priority not known. Three states of the Australian edition, cloth, yellowback and wraps. "Utopian lost race novel of a scientifically advanced civilization in Antarctica. Included in the book is some account of the catastrophe caused by the approach of an inhabited planet (peopled by giants) and a description of an inhabited Mars as seen through an advanced type of telescope. In this section it is mentioned that a planet from beyond the confines of the solar system comes near Mars every 100,000 years or so; that world is inhabited and the excess population of Mars travels there when it comes close." Very nice copy, some chipping to the lower spine, a bit dusty. [10779, Hyraxia Books].