THE POWER-HOUSE. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1916. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-x  2-238, publisher's reddish orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Investigating the mysterious disappearance of a friend, London barrister Edward Leithen uncovers the "Power-House" a sinister secret society led by Andrew Lumley, a Moriarty-like criminal. The first 'Edward Leithen' novel. Blanchard A35. Hubin (1994), p. 114. A very good copy in a chipped, torn and taped one shilling pictorial dust jacket with color illustration on the front panel by Trotter. The jacket advertises 32 titles in "Blackwood's Popular Shilling Novels" on the rear panel. Very scarce in jacket. (#172080).
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