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    Charles Bennett. Five Thousand Pounds Reward, Pair of Binding Variants. London: 1899. First editions.

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    Charles Bennett. Five Thousand Pounds Reward. Being a True Account of the Recovery of the Sezmeer Diamonds. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1899. First edition, white binding variant. Octavo. 128 pages. Publisher's perfect binding with original illustrated paper wrappers. All edges trimmed. Fairly mild rubbing and soft creasing to binding; small amount of paper loss to spine ends; front wrapper and first leaf starting to split at bottom, but still sound. Normal age toning and some light rubbing to edges of text block; top corner bumped. Near fine.

    [Together with:] Five Thousand Pounds Reward. Being a True Account of the Recovery of the Sezmeer Diamonds. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1899. First edition, cream binding variant. Octavo. 128 pages. Publisher's perfect binding with original illustrated wrappers. All edges trimmed. Some light rubbing and thumbsoiling with a few soft creases to binding; remains of label removed at upper corner of front wrapper; slight wear at joints with text a bit faded at backstrip; rear wrap starting to split from top but still sound. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; faint tidemarks at corners. Near fine.

    Housed together in custom red cloth chemise in book-backed slipcase, one-quarter red morocco over red cloth, spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands. With red leather book label of Florence and Edward Kaye affixed to inside of chemise. Scarce, with only one record (cream wrappers) in Rare Book Hub.



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