Item #2279 THE GREAT K. & A. ROBBERY. Paul Leicester Ford.


New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1897. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black and red.

First Edition of this tale, based on fact, of the foiling of a robbery of the Kansas and Arizona Railroad; in 1926 it was made into a Tom Mix western. This copy is of the first issue, with the word "Train" omitted from the title page -- the binding reads THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY; this important word was restored in subsequent printings. The attractive binding shows two oncoming steam engines; this is a fine copy (corners very slightly bumped). Blanck 6213; Glover & Greene 181; see Johnson p. 33, where he says "'The Great K. & A. Train Robbery'.... is one of the really good detective stories." Item #2279

Price: $200.00

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