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The Ms. In A Red Box . [John Arthur Hamilton]. [Anonymous]

The Ms. In A Red Box

. [John Arthur Hamilton]. [Anonymous]

Publication: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1903, London

First edition. Very good in original blue pictorial cloth with folding map as frontispiece. Small embossed stamp of "W. H. Smith & Son, London" at top of front free flyleaf, minor wear to the extremities, page fore-edges lightly spotted. An historical novel set in the 17th century in the marshes of Lincolnshire, around the "Isle of Axholme". A celebrated real-life mystery, the manuscript of the novel having been left in a red box at the publisher's office anonymously.

Inventory Number: 45441