London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1909. 8vo. First edition. Original pictorial blue cloth, gilt. Corner tips pushed and a bit rubbed. Circular mark on front board. Some foxing to prelims. Vertical crease to page 7 and pencil correction ('It' not 'Is') on page 15. Very good +. Item #5076
The last tale of the cricketer and gentleman thief and the only novel. Despite Raffles being second only in popularity to Sherlock Holmes (written by Hornung's brother-in-law) when the stories were published, original editions are surprisingly hard to come by.
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