THE DUMPLING: A DETECTIVE LOVE STORY OF A GREAT LABOUR RISING. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1906. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x-xi [xii]  2-339 [340: publisher's colophon] + two eight-page publisher's catalogues, both dated "7.06," inserted at rear, four inserted plates with illustrations by Stanley L. Wood, gathering [A] printed in orange and black, original black cloth, front panel stamped in white and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in white, pictorial paper inlay affixed to front panel. First edition. Near future uprising of the commoners against the monarchy led by "The Dumpling," a Napoleon look-alike who incites his Legions of Labor to overthrow the British government and march upon Buckingham Palace. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 32. Bleiler (1978), p. 113. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 465. Minimal loss to white enamel lettering on spine panel (much less than usual with white stamping), some mild foxing, else a fine copy. Scarce. (#152128).
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