Jewel Mysteries. From a Dealer's notebook. Max PEMBERTON.

Jewel Mysteries. From a Dealer's notebook.

New York, R.F. Fenno. 1904. First Edition, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author. American version of this mystery collection published in England under the full title 'Jewel Mysteries I Have Known: From A Dealer's Note Book' 8vo. Publisher's bright blue cloth, slightly worn to spine ends but otherwise bright, fresh and strong. Internally clean and bright save for a shallow dampstain along the bottom corner of the foredge. This copy has Mr. Pemberton's inscription and signature on a piece of embossed personal notepaper tipped in to the flyleaf. Sir Max Pemberton (1863-1950) was a popular British novelist, working mainly in the adventure and mystery genres. He was educated at St Albans School, Merchant Taylors' School, and Caius College, Cambridge. A Clubman journalist and a dandy (Lord Northcliffe admired his 'fancy vests'), he frequented both Fleet Street and the Savage Club. Sir Max Pemberton was the editor of boys' magazine Chums in its heyday, and Cassell's Magazine from 1896 to 1906, in which capacity he published the early works of Austin Freeman, Clifford Ashdown and William Le Queux. His most famous work 'The Iron Pirate' was a bestseller of the early 1890s, and he became a prolific professional writer. It was the story of a great gas-driven iron-clad, which could outpace the navys of the world and terrorized the Atlantic. Item #31090

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