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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902.
Great K. & A. [train] robbery.
New York, Dodd, Mead and Co., 1897
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paul Leicester Ford; George Willis Bardwell
|Notes:||Title page printed in red and black; title between 2 images of the front of a locomotive.
First published in Lippincott's magazine, August 1896.
Blanck, J., Bibliography of American literature, notes 3 printings of this edition: 1st, with incorrect title The great K & A robbery, and page 164 last line "-- talk in the presence of a lady!"; 2nd, with correct title, page 164 as in 1st printing; and 3rd, with correct title, page 164 last line "lady!" (preceding text emended).
Collation: [unsigned, 1² 2-13⁸ 14⁶]; 104 leaves, pages [i-vi] vii-viii, 1-200. With unused signatures, beginning with "1" on page 1, as for [pi]⁴ 1-12⁸ 13⁴. Printed on laid paper. Blanck gives this collational formula for all 3 printings.
Frontispiece illustration by George Willis Bardwell.
Bound in publisher's dark blue linen; front cover title in gold, with images of a locomotive in black and red, replicating the design of the title page; top edge gilt.
A reprint, based on the 3rd printing and dated 1897, on smaller wove paper, with no printer's name and in a variant yellow cloth binding, is noted by Blanck.
|Description:||viii, 200 pages,  leaf of plates : 1 illustration ; 19 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Great K. & A. robbery|
|Responsibility:||by Paul Leicester Ford author of The Honorable Peter Stirling.|