The Beetle: A Mystery
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1910. Very Good. Item #12913
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1910. Fourteenth Impression. Small octavo (7.5" x 5"); viii, 351pp +1p. ads. Four plates including frontis. Publisher's black cloth with red lettering and mounted illustration. Rebacked with original boards and backstrip retained. Boards a bit rubbed along edges and corners, with a few scratches and scuffs to surface. Slight concave curve to front board. Endpapers toning, with very sparse foxing throughout and a few dog-eared pages. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Published the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula, which The Beetle outsold. Bleiler notes a rumor that there was a wager between the two authors to finish their novels by a given time, but is quick to add that he found no evidence to support the claim.
[Bleiler Supernatural 1111].