DEAD MAN'S ROCK: A ROMANCE. By Q [pseudonym]. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1887. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii  2-364 1-4: ads + -page publisher's catalogue dated "7.87" on page  inserted at rear, original pictorial red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gray. First edition. Q's first novel and his first commercially published book. A nautical adventure novel with borderline supernaturalism. "A sanguinary and outlandish romance of sixty years ago, told by a Cornishman -- the quest for the Great Ruby of Ceylon." - Baker, A Descriptive Guide to the Best Fiction, p. 95. Listed in J. K. Lilly's 89 Good Novels of the Sea, the Ship, and the Sailor. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 416. Bleiler (1978), p. 162. Hubin (1994), p. 660. NCBEL III 1071. Early owner's signature on half title page. Spine lean, spine panel sunned, covers a bit dusty, bottom edge of front panel stained, endpapers tanned, a tight, a good copy. Scarce. (#150885).
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