AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE: EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS COLONEL CLAY. Grant Allen, Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen.

AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE: EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS COLONEL CLAY. London: Grant Richards, 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], illustrations by Gordon Browne, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. "The first great rogue of mystery fiction," Colonel Clay, "preceded ... Raffles by two years ..." - Queen's Quorum 21. Glover and Green, Victorian Detective Fiction 4. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 4. Hubin (1994), p. 11. Wolff 95. Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends and along outer joints, corner tips worn, scratch to rear cover, endpapers foxed, several gatherings proud (as is usually the case with copies of this book), a good copy. A reasonably decent copy of a scarce book that does not age gracefully. (#151797).

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