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ALLEN, GRANT. - What's Bred in the Bone. £1000 Prize Novel.

London, Tit-Bits 1891. Octavo publisher's decorated cloth blocked in gilt, ochre, red and black. Spine a touch darkened, minor signs of use; pretty good. ¶ First edition of this maelstrom of a thriller. "What's Bred in the Bone is what you can recommend to a friend .. who .. likes his novels hot and strong," said Longman's Magazine and the reviewer in The Speaker, pausing for breath at the end of a racing list of incidents, tells us that "this is only the second chapter and Mr Grant Allen has enough incident to last him for forty-five chapters." Murder, disaster, fraud, identical twins of unknown predigree who share the same toothaches, the diamond fields of South Africa and young English lady with an atavistic urge for snake dancing ... many of these things, but not all, are down to the influence of heredity. The rest are down to the author. This novel was a hit so it's easy enough to find delapidated copies and reprints but not decent original copies.
AUD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 251.25 US$ 284.29 | £UK 213.5 | JP¥ 32166] Book number 10813

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