1926 · New York
by FREEMAN, R. Austin [Dr. Richard Austin Freeman]
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1926. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth decorated in pictorial blind stamp on the cover and red on the spine; red topstain; 291pp. Spine ends gently pushed; minor scuff to front board; rear hinge has been repaired; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket.
"A good Thorndyke story, in one continuous part. Dr. Stephen Gray tells it, a complex affair but not unbearably so. Polton plays an important role. Much detail re waxwork and its manufacture. Internal evidence of composition much earlier than date of publication." BARZUN & TAYLOR 889; HUBIN, p.157.
(Inventory #: 53599)