London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, no date [circa 1902]. [Mystery Adventure] VINTAGE COPY, a later edition. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 360. With a selection of Benett's engraved plates, including a frontispiece. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and polychrome decoration to spine and upper. Black ink church choir prize inscription filling the fly-leaf, dated January 1917. Blue ink ownership to recto of rear fly-leaf. Lower corner of p.321/22 torn away, including some text. Lightly toned throughout with occasional small marks. Moderate wear to boards, and heavy wear and toning to spine. Good. A lady loses her husband to a long sea voyage and her only child not long after. Following four years raving mad, she resolves to travel to Australia seeking her husband's lost ship in the hope he may still be alive and lost in the wilds. First published in 1891, with the first of this translation appearing in 1892. This 'new and cheaper' edition, featuring a new cover design, is especially rare. Item #57452
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