London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Reprint. Cloth. 8vo, textured brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, archival polyester-protected pictorial pale rose-colored dust jacket (unclipped) with inset painting of a masked burglar, 186 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #7336
Ernest William Hornung (1866 – 1921) was a prolific English author of fiction, short stories, and a poet best known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. His characters were based partly on his friends Oscar Wilde and his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (aka "Bosie"), and also on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, created by his brother-in-law, Arthur Conan Doyle. Raffles: The Black Mask was first published in 1901.
Tight, bright, clean copy of an uncommon title. Very sllight fading and minor edgewear to the dust jacket (unclipped). No previous owner or remainder marks.