THE BRIDE OF NEWGATE. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. A historical novel (with a detective puzzle) set in London in 1815. It is generally thought of as the first novel to combine the historical novel and the mystery novel forms. Hubin (1994), p. 135. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. A nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear and several short closed tears at edges. (#108548).
First edition so stated on copyright page along with the printing code "B-Z."