THE ADVENTURES OF DR. BURTON. New York: The Home Publishing Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-223 [224: ads], six inserted plates with illustrations by Gorge Ryder and Herman Heyer, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold, white and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. Inscribed by Gunter on the front free endpaper: "With Compliments of / the author / Archibald C. Gunter / December 30th 1905." "Two novellas featuring Augustus Chancellor Burton, a young, independently wealthy criminologist, and Dr. Ambercrombie Stohl, a doctor and professor of graduate medical studies who plays Watson to Burton's Holmes. 'The Double Awakening of Mr. Woodehouse' involves a Mormon business contractor and a young woman who is electrocuted in a shed by means of a telephone. 'The Dangling Cord' is a kidnapping tale in which a ruthless millionaire seeks to gain control of his infant son by any means necessary. Like Holmes, Burton uses logic, science, and disguises to outwit his criminal adversaries." - Boyd White. From 1887 to 1894, Archibald Clavering Gunter (1847-1907) was one of them most widely read American novelists. MR. BARNES OF NEW YORK (1887), his first novel, was self-published and sold more than million copies in the United States alone. A FLORIDA ENCHANTMENT(1891), a comic novel about a white woman and her mulatto maid who eat magical seeds that transform them into men, is the source for Sidney Drew's 1914 film of the same name, widely acknowledged as the first film to depict gay men and women in mainstream cinema. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 G-578. Spine panel lightly faded, corner tips lightly rubbed, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#164340).
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