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    Dick Donovan (pseudonym of J. E. Preston Muddock). The Man-Hunter. London: 1888. First edition.
    Dick Donovan (pseudonym of J. E. Preston Muddock). The Man-Hunter. Stories from the Note-Book of a Detective. London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. First edition. Octavo. [4], 284, 32 [inserted publisher's catalogue] pages. Publisher's red cloth with black double-ruled border, spine and front lettered in gilt with gray handcuff decoration, rear stamped in black with publisher's emblem; all edges trimmed. Spine leaning; backstrip dulled with some slight loss to handcuff ornament; spine ends pushed and starting to show a trace of wear; boards rubbed and slightly soiled; bumping and mild wear to edges and corners. Text block edges darkened; with some staining at bottom and fore-edge; slight foxing to endpapers; occasional evidence of dog-earing or marginal spot-staining scattered throughout interior. Very good. With gilt-stamped red leather book label of Florence and Edward Kaye affixed to front pastedown. Donovan's first collection of stories. Queen's Quorum 14.


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