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RODNEY STONE [colonial] by  A. Conan Doyle - First Edition - 1896 - from Sumner & Stillman (SKU: 14022)

RODNEY STONE [colonial]

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RODNEY STONE [colonial]

by Doyle, A. Conan

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1896. With Illustrations. London and Bombay: George Bell & Sons, 1896. 10 pp [paginated 7-16] undated ads. Original mottled light pink cloth. First Edition, colonial issue, being No. 143 in Bell's Indian and Colonial Library. RODNEY STONE is a historical novel that curiously brings together Lord Nelson and the sport of boxing, and is illustrated by Sidney Paget (the illustrator of Sherlock Holmes). According to G&G "The colonial issue was issued before the book was published so as to be on sale in the Colonies at approximately the same time." This copy is in pink cloth (others were in wrappers); it bears the small paste-down stamp of a Buenos Aires bookseller. It is in very good-plus condition with a bit of foxing on the title page (from the frontispiece tissue), and is unusually free of soil for such light-colored cloth. Green & Gibson A20b.


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On Mar 23 2017, a reader said:
Not only is this not a first edition, but it's not even the first print run from this publisher.


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About Sumner & Stillman

Founded in 1980, Sumner & Stillman is a small family business providing personal service in the buying and selling of literary first editions of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) for over 30 years.


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