Century of Detective Stories
[Mark Twain (contributor)]. G. K. Chesterton. A Century of Detective Stories. London: Hutchinson & Co., . First edition. Octavo (8.25 x 5.25 inches; 210 x 135 mm.). 1017, [1, blank], [4, ads] pages. Publisher's orange cloth, spine and front board lettered and stamped in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Covers rubbed and lightly soiled, a few small splashes; backstrip and board edges somewhat faded; edges lightly worn with a couple short closed tears at the joint edge; corners bumped. Shaken but still secure, text block sagging very slightly; text block lightly dust-soiled with a thin dark stain at the bottom of the fore-edge; light insect wear to the fore-edge of a few leaves toward the end; page edges very lightly tanned but still supple; contemporary owner gift inscription. A good copy of a cheaply produced book. Contains Twain's "Stolen White Elephant" on pages 637-656. (#10243).