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New York: Carleton, 1862. A Romance. 8vo, original plum cloth, stamped in gilt & blind. N.Y.: Carleton, 1862. First Edition. Later issue, with "Thackeray" spelled correctly, and the publisher's name on the front cover. A scarce book, Chapters 11-14 constituting from the first short detective story by an American to appear in book form after Poe's 1845 "Tales". Early ownership signature. BAL 257.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1926. 8vo, gray cloth printed in black & red (spine rubbed & sunned). New York: Dodd Mead, 1926. First American Edition. Very good(-) copy in a fine facsimile dust wrapper. Voted the best crime novel ever by the British Crime Writers Association, this is very scarce book.