New York: Dodd Mead and Company. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. First regularly published book edition. The third of three printings all dated 1897, this being the issue with the word 'Train' added to the title page and the last line of p. 164, being just : lady!". See BAL 6213 for details. There was an earlier edition issued by Lippincott in 1896, which was the August, 1896 issue of Lippincott's Magazine issued with a printed title page for the story. Octavo, original blue pictorial cloth with a design of two train engines in black and red, gilt titles, to p edges gilt. 200 pp., frontispiece with tissue guard. A good copy with some minor waear and stains. Very Good. Item #301662
¶ A detective investigates several train robberies in the old West. The basis for the 1926 film starring Tom Mix.