Near Fine in Good+ DJ: Book shows just a hint of crimping at the heel of the backstrip; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows the slightest sunning at the lower portion of the backstrip, which does not affect the titles thereon, which remain bold and clearly legible; there si a two-inch tear at the top of the front panel; price has been clipped; else just a touch of wear to the corner tips and the mildest rubbing. Would make an excellent reading copy in great shape. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo, 160 pages. Lavender endpapers. Dust jacket design by Greta Franzen. Includes a section with four double sided black and white plates, other drawings. First Ed; later printing. Hardback with DJ. In 1880 the rector of a wealthy parish church, the Reverend Dr. Morgan Dix, a man without humor, fell prey to an ingenious and frustrating bit of persecution. On the morning of Feb 18 a representative of Acme Safe Co arrived, quickly followed by a teacher in a girl's school and a man leading two horses for sale. all showed letters that they had been summoned by Dr. Dix, In the following weeks came wigmakers, dancing teachers, eminent clergymen ''invited'' to lunch, and more. The author delves into this odd bit of fraud and persecution to reveal an interesting and entertaining story.
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