THE RAJAH'S SAPPHIRE. Shiel.

THE RAJAH'S SAPPHIRE. London, New York & Melbourne: Ward Lock & Bowden: Limited, 1896. Small octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-119 [120: blank] [121-122: ads] [note: last leaf is an insert], two inserted plates with illustrations by James Greig, original decorated light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, decorated endpapers printed in green. First edition. Second issue with decorated endpapers printed in blue. The author's second book and first novel. Story of the final chapter in the history of a famous gem that haunts all who chance to own it. Bleiler (1948), p. 249. Reginald 13031. Hubin (1994), p. 737. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), pp. 39-40. Cloth a bit tanned, largely spine panel, a very good copy. A pretty nice, better than average copy of one of Shiel's more elusive books. (#154938).

Price: $350.00

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