London: Chatto & Windus, 1908. [Crime Satire] NEW EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.xii; 246 . With six illustrated plates by Loeb, and a frontispiece photograph of the author. Publisher's navy cloth lettered in gilt to spine and upper. Moderate spotting and light toning throughout. Very light wear to binding. Very good. A detective novel featuring David (Pudd'nhead) Wilson, Attorney at law, notable for the early (if not first) appearance in a work of fiction of fingerprinting to solve a criminal case. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title of mystery fiction, first published in 1894. Item #59755
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