Item #140946076 Boston Blackie. Jack Boyle, W H. D. Koerner, Illustrations.
Boston Blackie
Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

New York: The H.K. Fly Company Publishers, 1919.

First edition. [ii], 318 pp. with illustrated plates. Bound in publisher's black cloth with dark orange stamping, lacking jacket. About Very Good with wear to extremities, a little dampstaining to cloth and top edge with slight waviness to top edge of textblock towards end of book, name written on paste down, a few light pencil checkmarks throughout.

The first in a popular series of crime novels featuring the titular jewel thief and safecracker, who became a detective in various radio and film adaptations. He was famously described as an "enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend" in those adaptations. Item #140946076

Price: $500.00