THE GOLDEN SLIPPER AND OTHER PROBLEMS FOR VIOLET STRANGE
1915.·New York, London
by Green, Anna Katherine (Anna Katherine [Green] Rohlfs)
New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1915.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-ii] iii [iv] 1-425 [426: blank] [427-429: ads] [430-432: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by A. L. Keller, original decorated gray cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Collection of nine short mysteries featuring Violet Strange, including "The Doctor, His Wife, and the Clock" published separately by Putnam in 1895. In "The Grotto Spectre" the detective impersonates the ghost of a murdered woman in order to flush out the murderer. The frontispiece illustrates this scene in an attractive diptych. Hubin (1994), p. 347. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 47. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 G-430. FPAA IV: p. 208. Binding just a bit leaned, tiny nick to cloth on front panel, front free endpaper cut out, a bright, very good copy. (#158408) (Inventory #: 158408)
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