(#168459) FALLEN AMONG THIEVES. A NOVEL OF "INTEREST." ... In three volumes. Arthur Á Beckett, William.

FALLEN AMONG THIEVES. A NOVEL OF "INTEREST." ... In three volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1870. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-2: blank] [i-vi] [1-3] 4-296; [i-iv] [1] 2-301 [302-304: blank]; [i-iv] [1] 2-281 [282-284: blank], all three half title leaves present, original decorated green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panels stamped in gold, all edges of sheets untrimmed, light yellow coated endpapers. First edition. The first of Á Beckett's half a dozen novels, this one dedicated to the memory of his father, Gilbert Abbott Á Beckett (1810-1856), who helped found PUNCH (1841 -- ), the most famous of Victorian comic newspapers. FALLEN AMONG THIEVES "is an early country-house murder story, featuring the detective feats of John Barman" (Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 5). In 1876 Á Beckett and John Palgrave Simpson dramatized this novel as "From Father to Son." Glover and Greene 1. Wolff 1. Early owner's signature dated 10 September 1876 on the front free endpaper of each volume. Cloth rubbed, several corners lightly worn, closed tear in spine of volume II repaired, spines leaned, a few leaves a bit proud in volumes II and III, a very good copy. Actually a pretty nice copy of an uncommon book. (#168459).

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