Item #2335682 For the Defense. Fergus W. Hume, Fergusson Wright.
For the Defense
For the Defense

For the Defense

Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, 1898. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2335682

First edition. U.S. Secretary of State Robert Lansing's copy, with his name in pencil on front endpaper (these were purchased from a family library in Henderson Harbor, NY, near his birthplace in Watertown, which included many other works owned by him). Boards rubbed with loss of titles, spine very faded, edges and endpapers a bit foxed.

254 pp. Blue cloth, yellow titles, borders, and decorations. Hume was known for his detective fiction, and his self-published novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, the first work to feature Sherlock Holmes.

Price: $75.00