THE GOLD STAR LINE. London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co Limited, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-310 [311-320: ads], 16 inserted plates with illustrations by Adolf Thiede, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. Six criminous stories featuring George Conway, a purser serving aboard several Gold Star Line passenger steamers in the 1880s and 1890s. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 74. Hubin (1994), p. 566. Neat signature of an early owner on the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends, corner tips, and along lower edges, a bright, nearly fine copy. A very scarce book. (#164424).
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