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The African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay.
Grant Richards, London, 1897.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, first printing of this elusive Queen's Quorum title. 317pp + ii publisher's catalogue at rear. Ribbed green cloth gilt lettered and handsomely decorated. With sixty-six drawings in the text. Top edge gilt, others rough-trimmed. Half-title and rear endpaper lightly browned and with a tiny dealer plate to front pastedown. Cloth lightly chafed at head and base of spine and several other extremities and with the occasional light blemish to leaf margins. A very good copy. Twelve stories featuring Colonel Clay "the first important rogue in short crime fiction who is the hero, not a subsidiary character, villain or anti-hero" - Encyclopaedia of Mystery and Detection.
      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
Last Found On: 2013-05-29           Check availability:      UKBookworld    


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