London: George Newnes Limited, 1898. Bumped corners, Foxing, Missing front end paper and half of rear end paper, stain on back board. This volumes contents include a featured article on "The Boyhood of Lewis Carroll" who had died earlier on in this year. It deals with his early work, before he became famous for writing " Alice in Wonderland", and is illustrated with a number of his original manuscripts and drawings, short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle,MISSING Pages 491 - 494 a story by the Invisible man author H G Wells titled Mr Leadbetter's Vacation and E E Hornung (Famous for his Raffles stories) writes The Larrakin of Diamond Creek and numerous other authors including W W Jacobs L T Meade......Binding is the Original BLUE cloth with gilt decorations..NO EXTRA POSTAGE ABOVE OUR STANDARD RATES FOR UK CUSTOMERS. Not Signed or Inscribed. First Edition. Original Blue Cloth . Very Good + (AVERAGE)/No Jacket. Illus. by Various Cartoons & Adverts. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". HARDBACK.
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