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The Riddle of the Sands - CHILDERS, Erskine - 1903. 
London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1903. A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved. Octavo. Original black cloth, decoration to front board and titles to spine in white. Folding map frontispiece. Faintly erased gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, a little light foxing to edges of text block and margins. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of Childers's tale of coastal espionage. Copies of the first impression are very uncommon and examples such as the present one in collector's condition are rare.
[Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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