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Scrope; Or, The Lost Library. A Novel Of New York And Hartford by  Frederic B. Perkins

Scrope; Or, The Lost Library. A Novel Of New York And Hartford

by Frederic B. Perkins

First edition. Original green cloth, brown endpapers, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine. Fine, bright, clean copy without the dust jacket, as issued. One of the earliest American detective novels published which deals with the world of antiquarian books, bookselling and book auctions. Gowan's Second-Hand Catacomb in New York City figures prominently in the story. A rare book and a very nice copy. Housed in a cloth slip case with titles stamped in gold gilt on a leather label affixed to the spine.

Inventory Number: 40459

$3,750.00