A Social Highwayman
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Date Published: 1898
Edition: The Lotus Library edition
Book Id: 36629
196pp. Sextodecimo [16.5 cm] Light yellow cloth covered boards, with green ink stamped titles and designs on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Frontispiece portrait. Illustrated. Very good. The spine and covers have multiple tiny, light dot-like stains. The spine ends and corners of the covers are just a little bit rubbed and bumped. There is an old price sticker stain on the front free endsheet. The text block is just beginning to crack at p. 65. Tanned pages. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. In Hubin.
Part of The Lotus Library series. The tale of a 'gentleman thief," narrated by his valet. The story includes a medium (a woman with occult powers, p. 115), who describes the culprit while in a trance.