New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897.
First edition, first issue with seven titles listed on last page of ads, illustration 128 precedes 126 on list at front. viii, 204pp. with four pages of ads at rear. Original tan cloth lettered in gilt on spine, stamped in black, red, blue on front. Near Fine, without jacket. Some scratching and light staining to back cloth, corners slightly bumped, very tiny plate of previous owner on paste down. A very crisp, clean copy. An early Sherlock Holmes parody illustrated by Peter Newell, best known today for The Hole Book and The Slant Book. Item #170424002