The Embassy Case [Publisher's retained copy]. Headon HILL.

The Embassy Case [Publisher's retained copy].

London: Ward, Lock and Co., Limited, 1915. [Crime Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.304; [1], advertisements. Frontispiece illustration by Gilbert, with tissue guard. Original black cloth decorated in red and gilt, illustrated dust-jacket. A near fine copy of the book in price-clipped wrapper, lightly chipped and rubbed. Ward Lock's 'FILE COPY' label applied to corner of upper cover. A remarkable survival, being the only copy we have observed in jacket. Headon Hill was the pseudonym of Francis Edmund Grainger (died 1929), writer of Scotland Yard procedurals. 'The Embassy Case' is an early espionage novel featuring Billy Fitz-Urse of the Foreign Office. Item #54119

Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972), p.83.

Price: £495.00

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