London: Ward, Lock and Co., Limited, 1915. [Crime Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.304; , advertisements. Frontispiece illustration by Gilbert, with tissue guard. Publisher's original wine-coloured embossed cloth with titles in black to spine and upper; apparent secondary binding (a superior decorated black cloth gilt also exists). Internally sound and clean. A little foxing to the edges; light rubbing to extremities; owner's name blind stamped to f.f.e.p. A lovely copy. Headon Hill was the pseudonym of Francis Edmund Grainger (d.1929), writer of Scotland Yard procedurals. 'The Embassy Case' is an early espionage novel featuring Billy Fitz-Urse of the Foreign Office. Item #41548
Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972), p.83.
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