The Recipe for Diamonds
Place Published: New York
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Date Published: 1893
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 38555
241pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Light brown cloth with gilt and brown lettering and decorative stamping on the spine and front cover. Coated brown endpapers. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Good. There is a general layer of mild soiling and staining on the spine and covers. The spine ends and corners of the covers are bumped. There is a contemporary owner's inscription on the front free endsheet. The top corner has been torn from pp. 177-8 (John Ruyle) has supplied the words on a tucked in note. Lacking last leaf of advertisements. The text block is cracked multiple times, and there are sporadic small stains on the pages. Bleiler CFL. Suvin, SFUK, p. 52.
Appleton Town & Country Library Number 129. Hyne created the popular character Captain Kettle.