Publication: Herbert S Stone & Company, 1903, Chicago
First edition, first state. Author's only mystery book. Pictorial gray cloth, titles in white and tan on front and spine panels, publisher's monogram stamped in white on the rear panel, 311 pp., top edges gold gilt. Lightly rubbed at spine ends, former owner's name stamped on front pastedown sheet and on page 1, else a very good, bright, clean copy. "Seven interconnected short stories, mostly criminous, some with fantasy content mingling Arabian Nights fantasy and contemporary Chicago realism." All feature Mr. Edward Middleton as the protagonist. An exceptional copy of a scarce book. QUEEN THE DETECTIVE SHORT STORY p. 29. BLEILER (1978) p. 54. KRAMER 302. LOCKE p. 63.
Inventory Number: 32459