THE RAJAH'S SECOND WIFE. London: Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, 1894. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii  2-312 + undated 16-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, two inserted plates with illustrations by Walter S. Stacey, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, black and gold. First edition. Hill, a prolific author of mysteries, gives the reader here a bit of adventure but mostly melodrama surrounding cultural conflicts between Hindus, Muslims and Christians in Jhalava, a town next to Allahabad in northeast India. Hubin (1994), p. 401. Early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Blue stamping mostly perished, first and last leaves tanned from interaction with endpapers, inner rear hinge cracked but tight, a very good copy. (#148343).
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