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Titre : JEWEL MYSTERIES I HAVE KNOWN. FROM A ...
Éditeur : Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, London
Date d'édition : 1894
Reliure : Soft cover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1-3] 4-269 [270: blank] [271-280: ads, illustrations by R. Caton Woodville and Fred Barnard, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges gilt, slate coated endpapers. First edition. "The one-time editor of CASSELL'S MAGAZINE was evidently a jewel-fancier and an adventurous traveler, for he weaves his ten stories around unusual gems and exotic situations. His narrative gift and creation of incidents are equaled by his witty ninetyish dialogue. and the collection is worth its total weight in carats." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2706. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 84. Glover and Green 375. Hubin (1994), p. 634. Not in Wolff. William Harry Hopkins bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Lacks the front free endpaper, inner hinges repaired, cloth spotted and stained, a good, externally bright and attractive copy. (#148293). N° de réf. du libraire 148293
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