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Clement Lorimer; Or, The Book with the Iron Clasps
London: David Bogue, 1849 - 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. 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) (CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE) First edition. 12mo. With 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank. [i]-vi, [vi-viii], 280 pp. 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. Block p. 194; Cohn 687; Hubin p. 339; Sadleir 1995; Wolff 5698 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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