London: Metheun, (1908). First edition. Includes "Gaspar Ruiz," "The Informer," "The Brute," "An Anarchist," "The Duel" (published the same year in the U.S. as POINT OF HONOR), and "Il Conde." Half-title and title page canceled and pasted on stub, as usually seen. (The first few copies mistakenly listed THE SECRET AGENT as being written with Ford M. Heuffer, resulting in the title and half-title pages being excised and replaced; only 2 to 4 copies with integral pages bearing the mistake believed to be extant). One of only 2,500 copies in the domestic and colonial issues. This copy being a "domestic issue" in dark blue cloth with spine lettered in gold and front cover printed in dark red. Publisher's 40-page catalog at rear dated "August 1908." (Copies also noted with publisher's catalogs dated February and June. But, as the book was published August 1908, we assume the variously dated advertisements were all available to the binder at that time, making it difficult to determine priority.) Cloth at spine slightly toned but lettering still bright, red front cover stamping dulled, otherwise about very good.
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Price: $150.00

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