Publication: The Albertype Co, 1890, New York
First edition. Original green cloth, titles stamped in orange on front cover and spine, 283 pp. Light wear to spine ends, else a very good copy lacking the elusive dust jacket. Seven short stories that feature Jim Hanvey, Detective. Queen's Quorum 70 says "In 1923, one of America's most popular magazine writers created a detective of gargantuan figure with a huge chin and short fat legs. His chief recreation, when he wasn't just resting with his shoes off, was the movies where, being a supreme sentimentalist, he wept and suffered with the emoting actors on the screen. Fish-eyed, always smoking atrocious black cigars and wearing a golden tooth-pick, this regular-guy gumshoe befriended all criminals who had returned to the strait-and-narrow --- the friend and yet the terror of crooks from coast to coast" .
Inventory Number: 37496