WORD FOR WORD AND LETTER FOR LETTER: A BIOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE. London: Gay & Bird; Philadelphia: Drexel Biddle, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [9-13] 14-207 [208: blank] [209-212: publisher ads] [note: title page is a cancel], six inserted plates with illustrations by Edward Holloway, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, t.e.g. First edition. A short murder mystery novel, with settings in Philadelphia, Newport (Rhode Island) and the island of Madeira, whose importance as a center of lace manufacture figures in the plot. An extended dream sequence in chapter six gives the book some relevance to the fantastic genre. Of interest to Sherlockians, perhaps, will be the protagonist's affectionate reference to A STUDY IN SCARLET (on pages 185-186). Hubin (1994), p. 70. Wright (III) 517. Front free endpaper missing, a bit of wear to cloth along fore and bottom edges, internally sound and clean, a very good copy of an uncommon book. (#146488).
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