THE FILIGREE BALL. Being a Full and True Account of the Solution of the Mystery concerning the Jeffrey-Moore Affair. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
Price: $45.00 USD
Place Published: Indianapolis
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company.
Date Published: .
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Book Id: 302627
First edition, first issue. Octavo, original green cloth titled and decorated in red and gold on spine and front panel. 418 pp +  pp publisher's catalogue at rear. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Ink name & date (April 24th, 2903) on front free endpaper (the book was issued in March); a remarkably fine fresh copy.
¶ A Classic Early Detective novel, written by 'the mother of the detective novel'. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. She was very popular, and many of her early books are not rare, but they are uncommonly found in such lovely condition as here.