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    [Pinkerton Detective Agency]. Frank Pinkerton, et al. Group of Eight Detective Books. Chicago: [1886-1887]. First editions, one duplicate title in wrappers.

    More Information: Frank Pinkerton. Dyke Darrel, the Railroad Detective. The Crime of the Midnight Express. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1886. First edition. [Together with:] Five Thousand Dollars Reward. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1886. First edition. [And:] A Life for a Life. Or, the Detective's Triumph. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1886. First edition. [And:] Tracked to Death. Or, Eagle Gray, the Western Detective. Chicago: G. L. Beck, 1886. First edition. [And:] Jim Cummings. Or, the Great Adams Express Robbery. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1887. First edition, boards. [And:] Jim Cummings. Or, the Great Adams Express Robbery. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1887. First edition, wrappers. [And:] Marked for Life. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1887. First edition. [And:] Myron Pinkerton. The Creole's Crime. A New Orleans Detective Story. Chicago: George W. Ogilvie, 1887. First edition. Eight volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Each volume with frontispiece and full-page illustrations. Six volumes in publisher's boards, fronts and spines stamped decoratively in gilt and black, one in jacket; two volumes in publisher's original decorative printed wrappers. All edges trimmed. Mild to moderate edge wear to boards; bumping to corners; spine ends pushed; a bit of wear at joints; some rubbing. Wrappers worn at edges with a few soft creases and some paper loss at corners; backstrips creased with small amount of chipping at head and foot; short splits starting at bottom of front joints; corners bumped; Creole's Crime slightly soiled and spot-stained, with penciled signature at front wrapper. Varying amounts of darkening and age toning with some foxing and dust-soiling to edges of text blocks; faint tidemark at top edge of Jim Cummings (boards). General toning to interiors with occasional creasing, thumbsoiling and spot staining scattered throughout some text blocks; majority clean. Jacket rubbed and toned with some soiling; paper loss at spine ends and flap folds; front flap almost detached; wear at joints. Tape residue at verso. Very good to near fine. Dyke Darrell with gilt-stamped red leather book label of Florence and Edward Kaye. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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