The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (complete) (Part Second of the Mystery of Edwin Drood by the Spirit-Pen of Charles Dickens through a Medium)

By: Dickens, Charles (Thomas Power James / T. P. James)

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Book Condition: Very Good-


First Edition Thus. This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and tearing to the cloth The book covers have several spots of ground-in dirt and patches of discoloration. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There are several occasional spots of foxing throughout. The front pastedown page includes a bookseller's ticket, a previous owner's bookplate (LeRoy V. Brant) and a previous owner's name label. There is a an inked one line notation by a previous owner on the rear endpaper. "Thomas Power James (better known as T. P. James) was a publisher in Brattleboro, Vermont best known for publishing a completion of Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood claimed to be written by the spirit of Dickens channeled through a spiritualist summoning. The book, published in 1873 under the title Part Second of the Mystery of Edwin Drood, was reviewed by the New York Times, as well as regional newspapers, like the Salem Observer. With a successful marketing campaign, the book became an item of comment in the literary community, with an essay by Arthur Conan Doyle in The Bookman negatively comparing the continuation of the novel with the original work. Subsequent scholarship has later debated the authenticity and similarity of the work to the original Dickens. A writing contest is hosted every year in the town of Brattleboro to commemorate the hoax publisher." (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (complete) (Part Second of the Mystery of Edwin Drood by the Spirit-Pen of Charles Dickens through a Medium)

Author Name: Dickens, Charles (Thomas Power James / T. P. James)

Categories: Modern Fiction First Editions,

Edition: 1st American Edition

Publisher: Brattleboro, VT, T. P. James: 1873

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 1

Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Charles Dickens Thomas Power James T. P. James Modern Fiction Firsts,