THE MONSTER OF MU by Owen Rutter. First Hardcover Edition Published In 1936 by Philip Allan. (Originally Published as a Benn pb In 1932)  The jacket tagline reads “Horror and Mystery on a South Sea Island”. The dedication page reads; “ In Remembrance of The Benoni Monster of North Boneo (Whom in a spirit of Inquiry, the author once pursued) Because it gave him the idea for this book”

234pp, Book: VG+, Original Orange Cloth with black stamped titles to the spine, the boards are vibrant, fresh and bright, sharp, square corners with an unfaded, bold spine.. the boards present as Fine but the text block is foxed which corresponds to page extremeties, there is foxing to the first few pages front and rear otherwise a tightly bound and very clean copy. It looks superb.

The wrapper: VG+ Superb, Sleazy Wrapper Design of a naked, chained woman. An enviable example with only light rubbing to the extremeties, small chips to the hinge corners, the flaps are bright white, the spine too looks superb priced at 2/6 Net with the Original publisher’s  ‘Reduced to 1/- ‘ sticker beneath. Further Philip Allan titles to the lower panel you just wish you had. How many Allan Jackets survive from the 30s???...unfortunately very, very few. Extremely scarce in any condition, Let alone in this condition.


Lost Race Novel. “The Island of Mu in the Pacific is the last remnant of a once mighty continent that held a high civilisation. Colin and Jill come to Mu seeking treasure. They encounter pygmies and white priests skilled in ancient magic. The natives of Mu are immortal and are guarded by a frightful Monster’ Bleiler.... Pretty much everyone dies and the whole Island sinks beneath the Sea. Also covered in Locke/Reginald.

THE MONSTER OF MU by Owen Rutter