ATLANTIS: THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD - Donnelly, 1st 1882 ANCIENT CIVILIZATION
ATLANTIS: THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD
Book Details + Condition: Harper & Brothers (New York, NY). Scarce First Edition, 1882. Hardcover. 490 pages. Pseudo-archaeology volume by American politician and fringe scientist Ignatius Donnelly, on the lost continent of Atlantis and its inhabitants. Divided into five sections titled, respectively, "The History of Atlantis," "The Deluge," "The Civilization of the Old World and New Compared," "The Mythologies of the Old World: A Recollection of Atlantis," and "The Colonies of Atlantis." Donnelly proposes that all ancient civilizations descended from the surviving population of Atlantis after a cataclysmic flood destroyed the lost land. Illustrations throughout. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards; interior is clean and free of markings, save name on front free endpaper.