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The Doings of Raffles Haw [Scientific Romance - Mad Scientist]

The Doings of Raffles Haw [Scientific Romance - Mad Scientist]

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The Doings of Raffles Haw [Scientific Romance - Mad Scientist]

by Doyle, Conan A. (1859-1930)

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London: Cassell & Company, 1892. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

Smooth blue cloth with bright gilt spine titles; top edge gilt others deckled. 7.75 inches tall; 256 pages on laid-paper followed by an 8-page publisher's catalogue. First English Edition.

The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Minor spine tip and corner rubs with no loss of cloth.. Doyle's first scientific romance and In a review for White Dwarf #82, literary critic Dave Langford stated that "Doyle has an old and familiar tale to tell: The Well-Meaning (but Mad) Scientist who can Make Gold, yet finds out that Wealth Is But A Curse."

A fascinating collectible copy of an uncommon Doyle title.

Ref: Green & Gibson A9a; Bleiler, 102; Nicholls, 178

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
16848
Title
The Doings of Raffles Haw [Scientific Romance - Mad Scientist]
Author
Doyle, Conan A. (1859-1930)
Format/Binding
Cloth Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Dust Jacket
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Cassell & Company
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1892

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