AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE: EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS COLONEL CLAY. London: Grant Richards, 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii  2-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], illustrations by Gordon Browne, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. "The first great rogue of mystery fiction," Colonel Clay, "preceded ... Raffles by two years ..." - Queen's Quorum 21. Glover and Green, Victorian Detective Fiction 4. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 4. Hubin (1994), p. 11. Cloth rubbed at edges, several mild creases to spine, hairline cracks along inner hinges, several gatherings proud and some or all appear to have been strengthened at some time in the past, a tight, very good copy. A pretty nice copy of a scarce book that does not age gracefully. (#128933).
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