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Mr. Justice Raffles.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1909.. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's dark blue cloth with titles in gilt to spine, in red to pictorial upper board. Bumping to a couple of corners; light foxing to very few first and last pages. Neat ink inscription to first free end papers. Shows extremely well. British mystery writer, Ernest William Hornung, together with Max Pemberton, Guy N. Boothby and Maurice Leblanc, pioneered the 'Rogue' school of crime fiction; tales about clever thieves and swindlers, good natured and cheery (roguish), that were immensely popular with late Victorian readers. He married Conan Doyle's sister, and followed Doyle as a crime writer in 'The Strand'. His fame rests upon the creation of Raffles, the gentleman burglar, hero of 'The Amateur Cracksman' (1899) and 'Mr. Justice Raffles' (1909). He wrote many other adventure stories and novels, published in magazines and in book form, and was a lover of cricket.
      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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