THE WRECKER. Illustrated by William Hole and W.L. Metcalf.
Price: $55.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited.
Date Published: 1892.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 309518
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth titled in gilt on spine panel. 427 pp + 12 pp publisher's catalogue at rear. Frontispiece with tissue guard, plus eleven additional full-page black & white plates throughout the text. Two corners lightly bumped, spine panel a touch browned; a very good bright copy. An old note in pencil to the upper margin of the first leaf of text gives the basis in life for two of the main characters - "Pinkerton" is based on S.S. McClure, founder of McClure's magazine, & "Tommy Haddon" is based on Jack Buckland, a sailor on the "Janet Nichol".
¶ Detective novel, a thrilling tale of adventure in the South Seas.