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Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective. With Illustrations. by  Ellis Parker. Butler

Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective. With Illustrations.

by Ellis Parker. Butler

First edition. Covers lightly soiled, front fly leaf has a small corner clip, else a very good copy. Seventeen short stories that feature the first correspondence-school detective, Philo Gubb. Queen's Quorum 61 says "The year 1918 also witnessed the arrival between covers of the first correspondence-school detective, a small-town paperhanger who commits a slight case of murder on the King's English every time he talks. Philo Gubb performs his rustic ratiocination in a yellow-lemon book, its front-cover illustration showing a tall, gaunt Holmesian figure wearing a cap and dressing gown, a long pipe sticking out of his Sherlockian face, an enormous microscope on the table behind him, a beautiful damsel sitting in the client's chair, a bookcase jammed with ponderous tomes in the background, and a framed diploma from the Rising Sun Detective Agency's Correspondence School on the wall." One of the first and best detective parodies. QUEEN'S QUORUM #61.

Inventory Number: 32069

$55.00