THE CIRCULAR STUDY.
Edition: First edition.
New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1900. Hardcover first edition - Classic mystery novel by the first American woman to write detective fiction, set in New York City and featuring detectives Ebenezer Gryce and Mrs. Amelia Butterworth. The first book listed by Barzun and Taylor in "A Catalogue of Crime" which selects 90 classic mysteries published between 1900-1975. 289 pp plus 6 pp of publisher's ads.
Condition: Near fine in very bright and attractive first state binding of dark green cloth with black swirling design and gilt lettering (prev owner's name dated 1900)