The Mark of Cain, Andrew Lang
First edition of this early crime novel from the celebrated author of The Fairy Books, featuring early literary appearances of both tattooing and a "flying machine." The rare large paper issue, printed on handmade paper, originally issued in limp vellum but many copies, such as this one, were bound in plain wrappers and not intended for sale. Limited to 150 numbered copies of which this is 65. Housed in a custom clamshell case.
Bristol: J. W.
Arrowsmith, 1886. Original plain wrappers; Quarto, pp. [v], 198, . In good condition. Spine chipped and worn,
wrappers chipped at corners and worn, some general grubbiness and surface soiling, first blank
chipped at upper corner. Rare, with a beautiful slipcase for presentation.
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