THE LUST OF HATE. London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-283 [284: printer's imprint] + 12-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, six inserted plates with illustrations by Stanley L. Wood, original pictorial bevel-edged dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Doctor Nikola plays a peripheral role in this thriller. Reginald 01628. Hubin (1994), p. 87. Early owner's name on front free endpaper. Free endpapers a bit tanned, a nearly fine, bright copy. An excellent copy of this book and scarce thus. (#152653).
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