Item #52906 The Moonstone. Wilkie COLLINS.

The Moonstone.

New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1868. [Literature] FIRST U.S. EDITION, being the FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, also first single volume edition. Published the same year as the UK triple-decker. Slim octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.223; [1] blank. Publisher's blind-stamped textured brown cloth (not ribbed, as some copies), with decorative gilt titles to spine, peach-coloured coated endpapers. Internally very clean, cloth a little worn to joints, some bumping, neat repair to head and tail of spine. A very good copy. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone, T. S. Eliot called this book the first and best modern detective story. Item #52906

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