Austin: Roger Beacham Publisher, .. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-201 [202-203] [204: blank], illustrations, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Biography of the early years of West Indian born British writer Matthew Phipps Shiel which includes texts of previously unpublished letters and documents, as well never before published family photographs. The book tells the story of Shiel's ancestors, his youth on the island of Montserrat, school in Barbados and England, and his years as a young writer in London in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Trade paperback format; only 200 copies produced. A fine "as new" copy. (#156879) (Inventory #: 156879)
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