London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited. 1902. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First edition. Octavo, original brick-red cloth staped in blind & gilt, gilt titles. 376pp +  pp publisher's ads at rear. Frontispiece with tissue guard and one additional plate by Read. Old ink inscription on front free endpaper, dated 1910. A few small stains in the text, endpapers browned, light rubbing to cloth at the edges; a very good copy. Very Good. Item #302972
¶ Edwardian novel of crime, mystery and intrigue.