NO OTHER WAY. London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii]  [2-389 [390: blank] [391: publisher's device] [392: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "Mar., 1902" inserted at rear], twelve inserted plates with black and white halftone illustrations by Charles D. Ward, title page printed in red and black, original decorated maroon cloth, front panel stamped in black, yellow and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Historical romance set in eighteenth-century England. "... Besant was ranked by contemporaries with the best English novelists. In 1893, when he and William Black and Thomas Hardy wrote a joint letter defending American publishers against the charges of piracy before the passage of the new international copyright law, Kipling protested in a ballad calling them 'the three great captains'" (Wolff, vol. I, p. 75). Besant was the driving force behind the creation in the 1880s of the Society of Authors, which strove to protect the legal rights and interests of writers. Sadleir 197. Wolff 456. Closed tear to half title leaf, small hairline crack to inner front hinge, endpapers foxed, a bright, very good copy. (#113418).
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