New York: Pantheon Books, 1980. Antony Maitland. First Edition. Cloth and boards. Tall 8vo, black cloth over cream-colored boards, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) illustrated by Antony Maitland, who also did numerous linecuts in the text, xv + 327 pages + [i: blank] + [i: About the Author]. Fine / Fine. Item #673
When Charles Dickens died in 1870, he was midway through his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Since the great author's death, the mystery has grown, so many authors have striven to complete the author's tantalizing fragment.
In this superior exercise in "Droodiana," historical novelist Leon Garfield has executed a highly satisfying resolution to many of the loose ends of Dickens' tantalizing mystery. Scarce in this overall Fine condition!