Richard Bentley and Son, 1898. Merriman, Henry Seton. Condition; used very good, rebound. Half-bound in leather with marbling on the boards, slight bumping. Gilt edging to pages.
1898 edition of Henry Seton Merriman's (1862-1903) first novel. Reviews were mixed - 'some of the chapters dealing with Mistley's expedition to Central Asia are very graphic ; but the expedition itself seems to lack an intelligible raison d'etre, and the young feminine conspirator who attempts, for no sufficient reason, to assassinate the hero, is a very unreal personage. Still, the book has ease, brightness, and refinement, and can be read with pleasure' (Spectator, March 1988).