My Adventure in The Flying Scotsman.
A Romance of London and North-Western Railway Shares.
First edition, first impression, of the author’s scarce first book. Queen’s Quorum 13 says; “In 1888, Eden Phillpotts’s first book marked the beginning of one of the most prolific writing careers of our time. . . the cornerstone honour should be accorded to Mr. Phillpott’s maiden mystery, the thin, fragile book with the ‘rainbow’ stamping which is seldom found even in the so-called complete collections of Eden Phillpott’s work. Modern readers will undoubtedly agree that MY ADVENTURES IN THE FLYING SCOTSMAN is an old fashioned tale of theft and attempted murder, relying a bit too strongly on the long arm of coincidence, but peopled with richly Victorian characters caught in the fell clutch of melodramatic circumstance.”
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Small octavo. Printed wraps laid down on card boards, as issued. Housed in a brown cloth folding case. Covers lightly rubbed and soiled, half title and rear endpapers tanned. A relatively sound copy in good condition.