Trent’s Last Case


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Publisher: Nelson

Year: 1913

Format: Hardback

Signed: 1

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“An unique association copy of this, arguably the first ‘Golden Age’ detective novel. With the signature of “”Lucy F. Aldrich, Mauretania May 31st 1913″” on the front endpaper. Lucy Truman Aldrich (1869�1955) was a philanthropist and art collector who was the eldest daughter of U.S. Senator Nelson W. Aldrich of Rhode Island. Lucy was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1869. She was one of eleven children born to U.S. Senator Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich and Abigail Pearce Truman “”Abby”” Chapman. Her sister, philanthropist Abigail Greene “”Abby”” Aldrich (1874�1948), was married to tycoon and philanthropist John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (1874�1960). She never married, and lived in the family home at 110 Benevolent Street in Providence, Rhode Island, for most of her life, but traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. She often retold the story of one trip to China in 1923, when she was captured by armed bandits and held for two days before her release (the Lincheng Outrage). She travelled extensively and this was clearly one of her forays abroad, on the sister ship of the Lusitania. The famous ground breaking detective novel by the inventor of Clerihews. A little wear to spine ends but a very good copy of this classic, with no marks.”

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