THE DERELICT. New York and London: Lewis, Scribner & Co., 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-3] 4-368, title page printed in red and black, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Probably a later binding, "Tabard Inn Library" label on front paste-down. A collection of thirteen nautical tales, including detective and crime stories, all later included (with four others) in MR. HORROCKS, PURSER (1902). Includes all but one of the Horrocks stories and at least one tale featuring Captain Kettle. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2584. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 57. Hubin (1994), p. 427. A near fine, bright copy. Scarce. (#77272).

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