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Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Dustwrapper
First published at some point in the first decade of the twentieth century, this is a scarce work.
In the very scarce publisher's original dust wrapper, price unclipped. A thrilling mystery about the murder of a notorious blackmailer by an unscrupulous millionaire.
John Goodwin was the pseudonym of Sidney Floyd Gowing.
Undated; dated c1925 via the list of titles to the dust wrapper flyleaves.
The publisher's note on the leaf facing the title page that at the point of the publication of this copy, 175,000 copies of the title had been sold.
With a former owner's inscription, dated July 1933, to the front free endpaper.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with unclipped dust wrapper. Light shelf wear to back strip tail, with boards exceptionally bright. Spotting to fore edge of text block. Inscription to front free endpaper. Minor chips to dust wrapper back strip head, with discolouration to back strip and handling marks to rear wrap. Small closed tears to rear wrap head. Small loss to head of front wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned due to paper type, with spotting and instances of foxing throughout.
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