THE LUST OF HATE. London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-283 [284: printer's imprint] + 12-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, six inserted plates with illustrations by Stanley L. Wood, original pictorial bevel-edged dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Doctor Nikola plays a peripheral role in this thriller. Reginald 01628. Hubin (1994), p. 87. Owners' signatures on the front free endpaper, Russian library stamp on the title page. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, some spotting to the spine panel, endpapers tanned, inner front hinge a trifle weak but holding, some foxing to text block, a good copy. (#170083).
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