New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. Original brown cloth blocked in white.
First American Edition of this early Hornung collection of eleven imaginative tales, including "The Widow of Piper's Point," "The Magic Cigar" and "A Spin of the Coin." This book came out the year before Hornung created his most memorable character, Raffles the gentleman cricketer (and crook) -- and five years after Hornung married Constance, sister of Arthur Conan Doyle.~Except for one small blemish on the front cover (affecting the title's "U"), this is a fine copy. Item #11508