London, John Long, 1904. First Edition. First Impression. Lost Race. "...underground world inhabited by the descendants of some trapped Norse travellers; plenty of gold and silver; attempts to exploit the inhabitants and the setting up of a United States of South America". [Locke volI, p97]. Locke has Griffiths as the first prolific British Science Fiction author, something that stands up today, though Griffith's popularity has waned somewhat. In Blieler as Lost Race w/ inventions [p. 86]. Provenance: George Locke. Condition is very good with a little wear, bumping and toning to the boards. Owner's stamp to half-title, numerous pencil notes to front outlining reference material (likely erasable). [5937, Hyraxia Books].