THE TRUTH ABOUT CLEMENT KER: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF SOME CURIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES CONNECTED WITH THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE LATE SIR CLEMENT KER, BART., OF BRAE HOUSE, PEEBLESHIRE. Told by His Second Cousin, Geoffrey Ker, of London [pseudonym]. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1889. Small octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], advertisements printed on endpapers, fly leaves at front and rear, original pictorial red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, publisher's ads printed on endpapers. First edition. A brooding romance set in Southern Scotland with Gothic atmosphere featuring a crumbling old house, secret laudanum use, a sense of past crimes overhanging the present, and a curse placed on the eponymous hero that may have caused his death. Wright (III) 1924. Early owner's name and 1889 date on front flyleaf. Small chip from the fore-edge of the front free endpaper, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#148227).
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