THE ORACLE OF MADDOX STREET. London, New York and Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-336, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Adolf Thiede, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Series of linked sensational crime and adventure stories, several told to Edward Dering, the narrator by Diana Marburg, the titular character. Some of the ten stories were written by Meade from story ideas by Eustace. Includes several criminous weird tales. "The Secret of Emu Plain," features investigator John Bell, "the well-known ghost-exposer" in Australia investigating a very strange murder, perhaps done by a Bunyip. Hubin (1994), p. 566. Spine ends worn, cloth extremities rubbed, hairline crack along inner rear hinge, but still holding tight, a very good copy. A scarce book. (#164426).
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