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A Secret Sin

£9.99

Product description

William le Queux was a victorian wirter, who wrote mostly spy and novels of international intrigue. He wrote many novels about Britains vulnerablity to European invasion just before the beginning of the First World War.
This particular book was written in 1897, this copy is from around 1916 as there is a name and date written inside the front cover 'Dorothy Taylor, March 26th 1916, from H.A.F'. This novel is subtitled 'A Madonna of the Music Halls', from which we can see that this is a novel more about personal intrigue, rather than that of spies.
The book has purple cloth boards, which are in good condition, the corners are bumped slightly. The Spine is faded, but you can still see the guilded title and flourish beneath. The outside in general is good condition for a book which is nearly 100 years old.
Inside, there is the inscription from a former owner as explained earlier. The pages are all tanned, but in good condition, no creasing or damage. The back of the book and the back cover have come away from each other but are still attached.
Overall, this is a good example of a book that is around 100 years old.

Item details

Author(s):
William le Queux
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Holden and Hardingham
Title:
A Secret Sin

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About this item

William le Queux was a victorian wirter, who wrote mostly spy and novels of international intrigue. He wrote many novels about Britains vulnerablity to European invasion just before the beginning of the First World War.
This particular book was written in 1897, this copy is from around 1916 as there is a name and date written inside the front cover 'Dorothy Taylor, March 26th 1916, from H.A.F'. This novel is subtitled 'A Madonna of the Music Halls', from which we can see that this is a novel more about personal intrigue, rather than that of spies.
The book has purple cloth boards, which are in good condition, the corners are bumped slightly. The Spine is faded, but you can still see the guilded title and flourish beneath. The outside in general is good condition for a book which is nearly 100 years old.
Inside, there is the inscription from a former owner as explained earlier. The pages are all tanned, but in good condition, no creasing or damage. The back of the book and the back cover have come away from each other but are still attached.
Overall, this is a good example of a book that is around 100 years old.

Author(s):
William le Queux
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Holden and Hardingham
Title:
A Secret Sin

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