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HOPE, Anthony.

The Prisoner of Zenda.

Being the History of Three Months in the Life of an English Gentleman.

Published: Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, [1894]

Stock code: 88999

Price: £375

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First edition, first impression, the second issue with the verso of the title page reset, eighteen titles including the present work listed in the publisher’s ad at the rear, and bound in the darker cloth with the “f” on the spine uncrossed. Loosely inserted are an autograph letter and postcard, both dated 1951, from the celebrated bibliographer Michael Sadleir to a W. G. Good of New Malden concerning the issue points on this difficult book, together with a carbon copy of Good’s initial letter to Sadleir and his extensive final notes.

Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine rolled and faded, a few small bumps and spots to cloth, spot to top edge of text block. A very good copy.

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