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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905. First edition. Endpapers tanned, foxing to page edges and first few and last few leaves. Cloth rubbed, some soiling to rear cover and some discoloration spots to spine, a very good copy. (20072). Octavo, pp. [1-8], [1] 2-206 [207: printer] [208: blank], 4 page publisher's catalog inserted at rear, original light blue cloth, front and spine stamped in yellow, purple and black, rear stamped in black. A series of connected stories, Dix helps those in need and also provides spiritual consul, he hears information which helps him in his endeavors as a thief. "A series of adventures suggestive of Raffles, but done in with greater literary art and an ironic turn of mind." - Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), 4014. Laid in to this copy is a signed note from Pain declining a dinner invitation.
      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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