THE GOLDEN SLIPPER AND OTHER PROBLEMS FOR VIOLET STRANGE. 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. Small, neat early gift inscription on front free endpaper. Cloth a bit dusty, gold lettering on spine panel a bit dulled, lower right corners of much of text block a bit bruised, partial hairline crack along lower edge of inner front hinge neatly repaired, but a very good copy overall. (#111732).

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