CAGED! THE ROMANCE OF A LUNATIC ASYLUM. Headon Hill, Francis Edward Grainger.

CAGED! THE ROMANCE OF A LUNATIC ASYLUM. London, New York and Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, 1900. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [7] 8-336, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Edward Read, original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, buff endpapers, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Hill, a prolific author of mysteries, gives the reader here a bit of adventure but mostly criminous melodrama about a stolen diamond and a woman unjustly imprisoned in a lunatic asylum. Partially set in India. Glover and Green, Victorian Detective Fiction 245. Hubin (1994), p. 401. Just a bit of scattered foxing to text, else a fine, bright copy. (#151566).

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