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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

Publication: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1868, New York

First U. S. edition. 8vo. Publisher's original dark brown cloth, [2], 223, [3, blanks] pages. Frontispiece (included in pagination) and in-text illustrations throughout. titles stamped in gilt on the spine, boards with blind-ruled borders; all text block edges trimmed. minor wear to the spine ends and corners, internally clean and tight. Very good, tight and attractive copy of a book regarded as "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels" (T. S. Eliot, quoted in David, The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, p. 179). A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.

Inventory Number: 46065

$1,375.00