HER HAPPY FACE. London, Melbourne, and Toronto: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1914. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-317 [318-320: ads] + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, gold and blind. First edition. Madame Villiers, an accomplished thief, is shot dead by one of her rough accomplices. But the daughter she abandoned, the eponymous young woman whose ordeal is chronicled here, marries and becomes the happy wife of her childhood sweetheart Ralph Osborne. Hubin (1994), p. 566. Not in Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, outer joints and lower edges rubbed, small spot on front cover, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#164418).
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