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HORNUNG, E.W. [ERNEST WILLIAM]. - The Camera Fiend.

NY, Scribner's 1911. Octavo publisher's illustrated red cloth blocked in black, white and gilt; six plates. A rather good, unfaded copy. ¶ First American edition with a better, much better, cover than the comparatively drab unillustrated English edition of the same year. Here's what happens when an asthmatic English schoolboy meets a cracked German doctor (naturally) determined to catch on film the human soul. Hornung himself had been an asthmatic English schoolboy sent to Australia for his health, unlike his protagonist whose family refused his doctor's recommendation to send him on a voyage to Australia. Asthma cigarettes are an important plot device. Luckily for the boy the gluttonous and apparently alcoholic detective Eugene Thrush is soon on the case.
AUD 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 108 US$ 132.27 | £UK 95.25 | JP¥ 14655] Book number 9534

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