London: John Dicks, Office of "Bow Bells," 1871, 1871. First edition. Not in Wolff, who had several other works by Ross. Spine chipped with some loss; once repaired with glue or shellac; a good, sound copy.. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, 136 pages + 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Frontis and 16 plates. A rare novel, with elements of mystery and detection, by Charles Henry Ross (1842?-1897), a prolific Victorian writer who is credited with creating the first English comic strip character. See Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, page 545. Hush Money was published in Dick's English Novel series. Bookplate of James H. Graff, a 19th century Baltimore book collector, inside the front wrapper. (Inventory #: 27186)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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