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    [William Russell] "Waters." Group of Four Victorian Detective Novels. London: [Various publishers], 1859-1862. Including two first editions. Traditions of London, Historical and Legendary. London: W. Kent & Co. 1859. Presumed first edition. [Together with]: The Experiences of a French Detective Officer. Adapted from the Mss. Theodore Duhamel. London: Charles H. Clark, [n.d., 1861]. First edition. [And]: A Skeleton In Every House. London: Charles H. Clark, [n.d, 1860]. First edition. [And]: Undiscovered Crimes. London: Ward and Lock, 1862. First edition, re-cased.

    Octavo. 258 pages; 317, [1, publisher's ad] pages; 334 pages; 316 pages. Traditions in publisher's half green morocco over marbled boards with 4 bands; text block with sprinkled edges. French Detective in publisher's half tan morocco over marbled boards with five bands; marbled endpapers and text block with marbled edges. Skeleton in publisher's half brown morocco over marbled boards with 5 bands; brown endpapers and text block with marbled edges. Undiscovered Crimes re-cased in later red-stamped brown cloth with red morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt; text block marbled on edges. Corners bumped, minor edgewear, spines sunned, somewhat rubbed. Internally generally clean; minor intermittent foxing, minor intermittent soiling. Skeleton with bookplate to front pastedown and ink ownership to half-title page. French Detective with ink ownership on pages 317.


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