THE GREEN DIAMOND. Illustrated by F.H. Townsend
Edition: First of this edition
New York: A. Wessels, 1908. Second US edition (first was Boston: Page, 1904, 5 plates). Octavo. Beige decorated cloth stamped in red and black. pp (x), 304, (6) + 3 plates. Light damp stain to lower margins of first half of text; large foxing spots on leaves adjacent to the plates; yellowing to page edges; soft wrinkles to spine; else fine and very bright, no owner names. In the rare dust jacket, non pictorial on buff paper - very small chips at tips of slightly tanned and lightly damp stained spine; very small chips to outer corners; near fine otherwise. Note: the dust jacket is just a little too short for the book, as issued. Except for the damp staining, a remarkably unused copy, the covers very nice, the dust jacket very scarce. A collection of connected detective stories set in India, published London 1904 as THE GREEN EYE OF GOONA. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 76. Hubin II p. 586. NCBEL III 1070.