Publication: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1868, New York
First U. S. edition. 8vo. Publisher's original dark brown cloth, , 223, [3, blanks] pages. Frontispiece (included in pagination) and in-text illustrations throughout. titles stamped in gilt on the spine, boards with blind-ruled borders; all text block edges trimmed. minor wear to the spine ends and corners, internally clean and tight. Very good, tight and attractive copy of a book regarded as "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels" (T. S. Eliot, quoted in David, The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, p. 179). A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.
Inventory Number: 46065