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(Cruikshank, George) Reach, Angus B[ethune]
Clement Lorimer; Or, The Book with the Iron Clasps
London: David Bogue, 1849. First edition. With 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank. [i]-vi, [vi-viii], 280 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original cream fine-grained cloth, spine tooled in gilt, upper boards with borders tooled in blind. Very good, spine sunned with some rubbing at head and tail. Cruikshank, George. First edition. With 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank. [i]-vi, [vi-viii], 280 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Murders! In Original Cloth. A quick moving tale of poisons, murders and a vendetta stretching across the centuries. A good read. Reach's experience as a crime reporter on the "Morning Chronicle" is evident in his characters of Mr. Spiffler, Mr. Trotter, Mr. Sharpe and Mr. O'Keene, investigative reporters for "The Flail". The first full-length detective novel in England. Penzler: "The first bibliomystery and a rare book." Uncommon in the original cloth, here in a variant to those described by Sadleir or Wolff (without the gilt vignette of an urn on upper cover). Block p. 194; Cohn 687; Hubin p. 339; Sadleir 1995; Wolff 5698; Penzler, Bibliomysteries, p. 119[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
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