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My Adventure in The Flying Scotsman.

A Romance of London and North-Western Railway Shares.

Published: London: James Hogg and Sons, 1888

Stock code: 79769

Price: £1,500

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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.”

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.

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