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Easton Press, Wilke Collins "The Moonstone" Leather Bound Collector's Edition
Easton Press, Wilke Collins "The Moonstone" Leather Bound Collector's Edition


 
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A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight and square spine. Unread book. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed.

  $197.00
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Edition: Easton Press (1959)
Binding: Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
Illustrator: Limited Edition
Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.7 x 1.9 inches


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Product Code: 480-168

Description
 
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1959 Wilke Collins "The Moonstone" Limited Edition

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), English author and master of the detective novel wrote numerous essays, short stories, more than a dozen plays, and published twenty-three novels including The Woman in White (1860).

Collins' father William John Thomas Collins (1788-1847) was a well-known landscape artist, producing over 200 major works and whose patrons included King George IV, aristocrats and members of the clergy. William became a full member of the Royal Academy in 1820. [William] Wilkie Collins was born on 8 January 1824 at 11 New Cavendish Street, St Marylebone, England, and was baptised on 10 February at the parish church of St Mary-Le-Bone, an area of London where he would live for most of his life. His mother Harriet (1790-1868) was a daughter of Captain Alexander Geddes of Alderbury.
A huge yellow diamond taken from India disappears the evening after it is received by Rachel Verinder as an inherited birthday gift. Though cousin Franklin Blake is quick to call in the local police as well as a famous London detective the crime remains unsolved for a year while Rachel's strange behaviour remains a mystery as well. The story is narrated by the people involved in each aspect of the case including a respected steward and a religious spinster along with Blake and a local physician. Are the mysterious Indians seen in the area involved? What about the plain maid who falls in love at first sight? Could the cousin famous for his charitable works have a more sinister side? Enjoy the mystery and romance of this classic book, considered to be the first English language detective novel! --Submitted by Anonymous Fan of this book? Help us introduce it to others by writing a better introduction for it. It's quick and easy, click here.

Features
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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