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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First Edition. Very Good. In publisher's original green blind-stamped cloth, Smith';s secondary binding a later issue, rebacked with original spine laid down and what appear to be original end pages; xvi, 624 pages. 40 plates which include the frontispiece, title-page and the 10 "dark plates". Has all three typographical errors typically associated with the first edition: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship". A bright fresh copy with almost no foxing and only traces of offsetting on the pages facing the plates, quite exceptional for this title. Considered by many to be the first true detective novel, following Inspector Bucket's exploits, paving the way for modern detective fiction. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good.
      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2013-08-01           Check availability:      Biblio    


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