First US edition of this historical comedy, an ironic portrait of English manners, morality and attitude at the turn of the century.
Fine in very good plus jacket.
THE RETURN OF A.J. RAFFLES
A pastiche of E.W. Hornung's Raffles world (itself an pastiche of and "homage" to Sherlock Holmes) and a star-studded period piece, featuring Oscar Wilde, the Prince of Wales, and many shenanigans that Scotland Yard detective Inspector Mackenzie attempts to unravel.
First printing. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1975). 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original black cloth boards, silver-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($5.95) glossy black and white pictorial dust jacket designed by Robert Anthony. Publisher's stamp to bottom edge of text block. 92 pages. Jacket with minor edgewear, and some soil. Interior crisp and clean.
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