The Clue - Carolyn Wells, Frances Rogers (illustrator) 1909 - J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London - First Edition They waited breathlessly for Stone’s next utterance...’

The first ‘
Fleming Stone Mystery’, ‘The Great Detective’ was to star in a further sixty mysteries.

The prolific Carolyn Well’s published over 170 novels in her lifetime, wrote plays, contributed to articles and poetry to various newspapers, all the more impressive since an attack of scarlet fever had rendered her deaf at the age of six.

With colour frontispiece by Frances Rogers.
  First edition of September 1909, with half title just stating “The clue” (second edition added the words “Second Edition” to the half-title).

Octavo (book size 19.7 x 13.6 cm) pp. 341 [1] [10 (publisher’s ads)]. In publisher’s olive green cloth, spine lettered and illustrated in red and yellow, front board lettered and illustrated in red yellow and gilt.
  Condition: Near fine light rubbing and fading to lettering and floral design on spine, minor wear to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 109365   Price: HK$ 2,000