First edition. As new, unread copy in dust jacket. This book is published in India and is that country's first-ever bibliomystery. The book follows a duo of rare book dealers who, in the midst of authenticating a recent acquisition, uncover a world of bibliographic intrigue they never could have expected. They find an incendiary manuscript, long thought to be a myth, purportedly authored by explorer and translator Sir Richard Francis Burton. Almost simultaneously, a cache of priceless editions that looks like it could be from the 300 year-old library of one of the greatest book collectors the world has ever known, turns up at the bookshop. A wonderful tale that holds within its pages adventure, action, and suspense and the sheer thrill of close encounters with prized books.
Inventory Number: 43749