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    Fergus Hume. Pair of Ward, Lock & Bowden Books. London: 1895-1896. First editions.
    Fergus Hume. The Crime of the "'Liza Jane." London: Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1895. First edition. Octavo. viii, 248 pages. Frontispiece and one additional inserted plate by George Hutchinson. Publisher's bright green cloth, spine and front stamped in gilt, black and red; all text block edges trimmed. Spine leaning; spine ends softened, very slightly pushed and worn; mild rubbing with some very faint smudging and spots of soiling to boards; upper corners tapped; trace of wear along bottom edges. Text block edges dulled and foxed; a few gatherings sprung; endpapers unevenly browned; first and last couple of leaves foxed, with further sparse foxing and thumbsoiling scattered at margins throughout. Very good.

    [Together with:] The Dwarf's Chamber. And Other Stories. London: Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1896. First edition. Octavo. viii, 386, 6 [publisher's ads] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front stamped in white and bronze; text block edges untrimmed. Spine ends pushed, just starting to fray at foot; minimal wear along joints; boards slightly rubbed, with a few specks of soiling at rear; wear along bottom edges; corners bumped. Text block edges softly dulled; top edge darkened; trace of rubbing and foxing along bottom edge; previous owner bookplate at front pastedown; several pages roughly opened; marginal foxing scattered throughout interior. Very good.


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