THE STURGIS WAGER: A DETECTIVE STORY. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-260, original decorated brown boards printed in red and black. First edition. Sensational crime novel set in New York City where a criminal mastermind "disposes of human bodies in a specially developed fluid which dissolves them completely, bones and all, very speedily ... Well devised, with a dramatic climax and some neat detective ideas ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 59. Hubin (1994), p. 583. Wright (III) 3825. Some rubbing to spine ends, some age darkening to spine with color fade to lettering and design, previous owner's address label affixed to upper corner of front paste down, a very good copy. (#126229).