Buxton: John Cumming Bates, "Advertiser" Office, 1880. 1st Edition. Not in Hubin. 56 pp. Illustrated. 12mo. Original publisher's brown cloth binding stamped in black, silver & gilt. Pale yellow eps. Modest wear, with a modest gutter break prior to p. 31. Bookplate of Captain Robert Legh Crosse. POI to ffep, with underneath pencil notes from a descendant, detailing the relationship between his father & the inscriber. Very Good. Item #50810
This a liberally illustrated Victorian crime & mystery novelette, set in a fictional Derby village, written with a extensive use of the local dialect.
Scarce title from a small Derbyshire press; at the time of cataloguing, not found in the NUC, nor did we find any copies listed on OCLC or COPAC.