THE LAKE OF WINE. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-364 [365-378: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in red abd black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First U.S. edition. The author's fourth novel, preceded by THE HAUNTED TOWER (1888), THE MISSING MAN (1889), both published under the pen-name "Bevis Cane," and THE MILL OF SILENCE (1897). THE LAKE OF WINE, a long, sometimes quite macabre tale of a cursed ruby, won a writing competition in 1898 and launched Capes' literary career when it was published by Heinemann later the same year. Hubin (1994), p. 131. Cloth rubbed, several corners lightly bruised, text paper tanned, a very good copy. (#171004).
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