London: Ward Lock, 1913. Mystery novel. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Pristine in publisher's black embossed cloth titled and decorated in gilt and red to spine and front board. Frontispiece with tissue guard. In the very scarce near fine colour dust-wrapper. Internally clean, light foxing to pastedowns. Jacket with some light edgewear and marginal creasing, one closed tear to rear panel. With the bookplate of Adrian Homer Goldstone to the front pastedownGoldstone was a noted book connoisseur and bibliographer responsible for sterling research on both Steinbeck and the legendary Arthur Machen.. Headon Hill was the pseudonym of crime writer Francis Edward Grainger, 1857-1927, who specialised in Scotland Yard police procedurals. A splendid copy, rarely seen in this condition, and certainly very rarely seen in the dust-wrapper. Item #41560
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