WALLACE, Edgar (1875-1932). The Four Just Men. London: The Tallis Press, 1905.

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WALLACE, Edgar (1875-1932). The Four Just Men. London: The Tallis Press, 1905.

8o. Numbered "Solution Competition" entry leaf at end. Folding frontispiece (some soft creasing). Original yellow-orange cloth, front cover black-lettered with title and announcement of competition, black-lettered on spine (some soiling and scuffing, inner hinges a bit weak). Provenance: J. Bannister Howard and J.B. Mulholland ("With the compliments of" slip pasted to front pastedown).

FIRST EDITION. A unique marketing idea was used with this mystery: "A Remarkable Offer is made in connection with this Novel. Apart from its interest as a most brilliant piece of story writing, Mr. Edgar Wallace has heightened its charm by leaving at the end one mystery unsolved. The Publishers invite the reader to solve this mystery and offer Prizes to the value of £500... to the readers who will furnish on the form provided the explanation of Sir Philip Ramon's death" (front cover).
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