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When Cosmopolitans Get Ahead

W. T. Eady's I.D.B. or The Adventures of Solomon Davis (1887)

Danielle Kinsey

centrality of IDB, or Illicit Diamond Buying, to Eady's novel reflects the preoccupation with this specialized crime within popular discussions about diamonds and the diamond trade across the Anglosphere from the 1870s onward. IDB referred to the practice