New York, NY: McClure, Phillips and Co., 1902. [Detective fiction] FIRST U.S. EDITION, Second issue (of four), with the 'R' on the copyright page but without 'ILLUSTRATED' text on the title. Crown octavo, pp.[xii]; 249; , blank; , advertisements; , blank. Illustrated with 8 black and white plates including frontispiece. Elegantly hand-bound in half red oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, matching cloth sides. A couple of minor marks/spots within, slight toning as expected, exterior unmarked. A near fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Item #60692
Green and Gibson, page 122.
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