New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898. Peter Newell. Hardcover. Early printing as the 1st edition was 1897. An important early American parody of Sherlock Holmes parodies and the first printed in the USA. The author dedicated the book to A. Conan Doyle.
Tan cloth covered boards, titles stamped in black and gilt. Four color pictorial front decoration. Bindings firm. Text clean; lightly toned. Book pate and interesting period gift inscription. Light shelf handling. Spine darkened, some minor soil to front and rear boards. 6.75 inches tall. 204 pages with publisher's adverts. Szafir's bookstore sticker lower rear paste-down.
Very Good / No Jacket. Item #005964