London: George Newnes, July 1899 to December 1899. [Literary Magazine] FIRST APPEARANCES. Six octavo magazines (28 x 19cm), pp.xl; 120; xli-xlviii; pp.xxxii; 121-240; xxxiii-xl; pp.xxxvi; 241-360; xxxvii-xliv; pp.xl; 361-480; xli-xlviii; pp.xlviii; 481-600; xlix-lvi; pp.lvi; 601-804; lvii-lxviii . With frequent in-text illustrations. Publisher's pale blue paper covers titled in dark blue, stapled twice. Presented in a black fleece-lined quarter morocco clamshell box, with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, and navy cloth over sides. Moderate general wear, with rubbing and bumping to covers, and some chips from spines. Christmas number spine more heavily worn, with large losses to head and tail. Rare thus. Very good. All six parts of the co-written 'Sanctuary Club,' concerning a private detection consortium, and all three parts of Doyle's 'The Croxley Master,' in which a poor medical student agrees to take part in a prize fight in order to win the money he needs to complete his studies. Also containing odd chapters of Allen's 'Hilda Wade,' Jacob's 'A Master of Craft,' and Nesbit's 'The Seven Dragons,' as well as an article by the editor on the Southern Cross expedition, and two further short stories by Nesbit. Item #57801
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