LANAGAN: AMATEUR DETECTIVE. New York: Sturgis & Walton Company, 1913. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-287 [288: blank], four inserted plates with illustrations, one in color, by Frederic Dorr Steele, original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white. First edition. A collection of short fiction featuring Jack Lanagan, a police reporter for the San Francisco ENQUIRER. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 57. Hubin (1994), p. 425. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-1052. Private bookplate of Anthony Francis Moitoret affixed to front paste-down. Several light scratches to cloth on front cover, a nearly fine copy with no flaking of the delicate white enamel stamping. A nice copy. (#159730).
"Published March, 1913" on copyright page.