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by BARNETT (Reginald)

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By Reginald Barnett Author of “Police Sergeant C.21,” and “The Devil’s Whisper.” London: R.A. Everett & Co. (Ltd.), 42 Essex Street, Strand, W.C. Copyright) [sic], N.D. [1904]. Post 8vo; blank before half-title, 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+283+3; glazed pale yellow boards printed on spine in black and green in standard style, pictorially on front board in yellow, red, green, and brown, on back cover with Lifebuoy Soap advertisement in black; text-paper end-papers. Very slight rubbing to print of boards; poor quality laid paper lightly embrowned throughout; a very nice, crisp, copy, nonetheless of a scarce title. A horsey crime novel, issued apparently as a volume in the ‘Sporting Novels’ series and issued simultaneously in boards, as here, at 2/- and in cloth at 2/6. The front cover is designed by H. Bird. British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only on COPAC. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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