ADVENTURES OF THE INFALLIBLE GODAHL. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company Publishers, [1914]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-241 [242: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Fanny Munsell and Arthur Williams Brown, original decorated blue cloth stamped in orange and blind. First edition. The author's first collection of criminous fiction. Short stories featuring Godahl, who, unlike Hornung's A. J. Raffles, takes a purely logical approach to his work and, unlike Futrelle's Professor Van Dusen (aka The Thinking Machine), works on the other side of the law, always outwitting the police. "Written in a slow, circuitous style that can be discouraging for the impatient reader, the stories have a subtle richness that requires a careful reading of every word, lest the inevitable story between the lines be missed." - Steinbrunner and Penzler, Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection (eds), p. 9. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 5. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 A-218. Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a few small, faint spots to cloth, a very good copy. A very nice copy overall. (#159727).

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"Published March, 1914" on copyright page.