Hubin listed Victorian crime. Original maroon cloth boards, lettered in gilt to the front board and spine. A SIGNED UK first edition.
Wrapper : No wrapper.
Book : The book is sound and tight. The front and back boards are clean, unfaded and bright, showing inconsequential rubbing at each of the corners. The spine is bright. It is lightly bruised at the top and bottom. The gilt lettering on the front board and on the spine is bright and bold. The pages are clean and with the exception of the first and last few pages ) without foxing. The uncut closed page edges are soiled and darkened with age. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. This copy has been inscribed by the author on the reverse of the half title. The inscription reads : To Israel Davis, esq. from whom the author received a very valuable testimonial in aid of exemption from the legal preliminaries. November 1898. An uncommon title.
Publisher: Kelvin Glen & Co, 1898
Condition: Very Good ++. Wrapper: No Jacket