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Hilda Wade.
London. Grant Richards. 1900 - First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Slight darkening to the spine and some very minor cosmetic wear, bumping to spine ends, a tight, strong, handsome copy. Internally clean and fresh, illustrated throughout by Gordon Browne. An early female detective (described elsewhere as 'A woman of tenacity.' novel, the final chapter of which: 'The Dead Man Who Spoke' was dictated to and completed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a friend of Allen's and by no means averse to writing a bit of detective fiction himself apparently. 'Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 - October 25, 1899) was a science writer, author and novelist; an able upholder of the theory of evolution.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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