Moonfleet.London: Edward Arnold, 1898 Stock Code: 115523
First edition. Presentation copy inscribed to publisher Reginald J. Smith on the front free endpaper, "Reginald J. Smith, from the author, 1st December 1898". Smith was editor of The Cornhill magazine (in which Falkner subsequently published a story) and head of Smith Elder publishing house from 1894. This copy bears several pencilled marginal corrections in the hand of Falkner, whose attention to detail was legendary. It has the later bookplate of G & N Ingleton, and was number 11237 in the prestigious Ingleton Library Catalogue.
Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, crest to front board in silver and black. Housed in a burgundy flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery.
November 1898 advertisements at the rear.
Spine a little darkened, light rubbing to extremities, endpapers faintly spotted, otherwise internally fresh, rear hinge superficially cracked but still a sound copy, very good condition.
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