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. Mild rubbing to cloth at edges, some foxing and darkening to free endpapers, a tight, very good or better copy with a clean and bright cover. A nice copy of a scarce book that does not age gracefully. (#130592).
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