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COLLINS, Wilkie.

The Woman in White.

London, Samson Low, Son & Co., 1860 Stock Code: 139575
£6,750.00

The landmark work of detective fiction, attractively bound

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First edition of Collins's landmark masterpiece of detective fiction. Published on or around 15 August 1860 (preceding the New York edition by two weeks) this is Collins's "best-known novel" and his "greatest success" (ODNB). The advertisements in this copy are dated 1 August 1860, and list The Woman in White as due "shortly" with no price being recorded. Sadleir and Wolff both had copies with advertisements dated August.

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Description

3 volumes (194 x 121 mm). Near-contemporary blue polished full calf, red morocco spine labels, gilt decorated compartments to spines, gilt rules to covers, edges and inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.

Illustrations

With the publisher's adverts bound in.

Condition

Spines a little faded, vol. III with a little darkening to edges of front cover and front inner hinge cracked but firm, slight rubbing to tips. An attractively bound copy, contents clean and unmarked.

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