THE CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL: BEING A WEIRD AND POWERFUL DETECTIVE ROMANCE. New York: Printed for the Booksellers of America and sold by New Amsterdam Book Company, 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-320, inserted frontispiece with uncredited illustration (by Harold Piffard?), original reddish brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white. First U.S. edition, the correct first printing with title page dated 1901. A romantic melodrama in which a Murder Club in London kills the wrong person and an innocent man is tried and sentenced to hang for the crime. The murdered girl's father investigates the crime and discovers the identity of the murderer. Glover & Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction 329. Hubin (1994), p. 553. Delicate white enamel lettering perished from spine panel, else a nearly fine copy. An uncommon edition of this book. (#139205).
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