THE SHAWL OF SOLOMON. London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., n.d. . Small octavo, pp. [1-12] 13-248 [249: printer's imprint] [250-253: ads] [254-256: blank] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs, original decorated maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. One of the John Solomon adventure novels, this one, set in North Africa, features an Arab plot to overthrow Hussein, the Sherif of Mecca and a "magic" shawl which brings death to the wearer. First published in PEOPLE'S MAGAZINE, January 1917. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 101-02. Reginald 01028. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Printed on nasty pulp paper which is tanned, splits between first and second and penultimate and last leaves, a reading copy. (#163615).
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