THE MYSTERY. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1907. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] [1-3] 4-286 [287-288: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Will Crawford, original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, color illustration by Dan Sayre Groesbeck pasted to front cover, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Adams to George E. Dunham dated 4 January 1907 on the front free endpaper. Gifted by Dunham to the Utica Public Library whose bookplate is affixed to the front paste-down. "About the ghost ship, Marie Celeste. Takes place on a desert island in the South Pacific, and in San Francisco." - Baird and Greenwood 2589. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-174; (1981) 1-180; (1987) 1-107; and (1995) 1-107. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 2373. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 810. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p, 1321. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 116. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 00053. Hubin (1994), p. 858. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 W-504. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2589. Slight spine lean, a very good copy. Adams' autograph is uncommon. (#141671).
"Published January 1907" on copyright page.