THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1905. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-269  [271-276: blank] [note: first three and last three leaves are blanks, first two and last two used as front and rear paste-downs and endpapers], six inserted plates with illustrations by W. R. Mears and others, title page printed in gold and black, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Chesterton's second book and first venture into mystery fiction. A collection of six stories about men who belong to an English club with one membership requirement: no one is eligible unless he has created a brand-new profession. Hubin (1994), p. 159. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 20. A clean, tight, very good copy. (#159276).
"Published April, 1905" on copyright page.