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Edgar Wallace

The Mission That Failed - (King Kong author's first book, 1898)

Published: T. Maskew Miller, Cape Town, 1898

Edition: First Edition

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First edition, first impression of this prolific author's first book. 

Contents clean and in fine condition. The pictorial wrappers are in about fine condition with only a short tear (with no loss of paper) on the front edge of the front panel. The paper spine has no chips or tears.

Overall a near perfect copy of a book that is notoriously difficult to find in collectible condition.

The title refers to the Jameson Raid. In his later years Wallace became a Hollywood scriptwriter and wrote the screenplay for King Kong, his last book.

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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