• Code 7326

A guide to the varieties and rarity of English regal copper coins Charles II-Victoria, 1671-1860


Ernest Bramah. Published by Methuen & Co., London, 1929.  HB (gilt-lettered spine and impressed title on cover).  viii + 128 pages.  124 x 192mm.  The spine very slightly faded and a feint mark, the top a little dusty; slight foxing to the edges of the front and rear endpapers, otherwise internally a very good clean example.

Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was born Ernest Brammah Smith. He published 21 books and numerous short stories. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome (for whom he worked), his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H.G. Wells. George Orwell acknowledged that Bramah's book What Might Have Been influenced his Nineteen Eighty-Four. Bramah created the characters Kai Lung and Max Carrados. He was a recluse who did not give the public details of his personal life. He died aged 74 a successful author, having a knowledge of chemistry, physics, law, philosophy, the classics, literature, the occult and ordnance. (Wikipedia)

One copy noted on e-bay (261553887091) in poor state offered with a 'buy it now' price of £125 (free postage)!  Other copies seen offered from £228-£389

 


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