Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1880.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition of this early mystery focusing on a murder and a pending labour strike by the author who was the first American to write the first short detective story to appear in book form after Edgar Allan Poe's, Tales, was published. 8vo. 324 pp. A very good or better copy in decorated navy cloth showing a bit of light rubbing at the extremities. Steinbrunner & Penzler, Encyclopedia Of Mystery And Detection. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.
Item #30183 Price: US$75.00