1902 · New York
Perhaps no city in the universe, barring the 'Monster London,' may boast of more epicurean grandeur in the form of fashionable clubs, than may Paris, with its dazzling array of nobles and celebrities": A novel by Lavinia Walsh, illustrated with a tissue-guarded, black and white frontispiece of one of the two protagonists — two men with a secret, scandalous connection, fighting with deadly results over a name and identity.
WorldCat locates only five U.S. institutional copies of this, Walsh's => sole novel. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine, blind double-ruled border and gilt device to front board; edges and extremities rubbed, spine lightly faded, top edge gilt. Deckled fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed in some spots, small tears or small spots of loss to bottom edge of a few of leaves; not an "abused" copy, but a "read" one, with some spotting or staining and leaves at rear with a light crease across corners. => Sound and pleasant. (Inventory #: 37794)