THE CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL. London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-vi 1-346, two inserted plates with illustrations by Harold Piffard, original maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Detective novel featuring Matthew Holman of Scotland Yard. According to collector John Ruyle, this is a weird mystery with some fantastic content: dream visions; precognition. Glover & Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction 329. Hubin (1994), p. 553. Gift inscription dated 30 March 1898 on verso of front free endpaper. Pulpy endpapers tanned, small tape mend to chip at fore-edge of front free endpaper, some scattered foxing, still, a very good copy, and scarce thus. (#148909).
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