The Magic Casket

London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1927].

Price: $375.00

Hardcover. First edition. Faint stain to the bottom third of the spine, lightly soiled, a very good or a little better copy lacking the rare dustwrapper. Mystery author P.M. Stone's copy, with his ownership signature in pencil on the front pastedown. An uncommon collection of Dr. Thorndyke stories.

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Item #47440 The Magic Casket. R. Austin FREEMAN.
The Magic Casket
The Magic Casket

R. Austin Freeman
birth name: Richard Austin Freeman
born: 4/11/1862
died: 9/28/1943

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Popular English author novels and short stories featuring the fictional character John Thorndyke, a pathologist-detective. Educated as a physician and surgeon, Freeman practiced in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), where he contracted a disease. Forced by ill health to retire from practice in 1904, he began to write fiction. The Red Thumb Mark (1907) was the first of many works featuring Thorndyke. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore