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The African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay
Grant Richards, London, 1897. 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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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