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The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers - 1903. 
Smith, Elder and Co., 1903 A first edition, first printing published by Smith, Elder and Co. in 1903. A good copy with some wear to the edges and three closed tears to the head of the spine. Titles dulled and faded. One previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown and one name to ffep. Map present. Internally very clean and no foxing whatsoever. The book, which enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I, is an early example of the espionage novel and was extremely influential in the genre of spy fiction. It has been made into feature-length films for both cinema and television.[removed][removed]
[Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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