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The great K. & A. train-robbery

Author: Paul Leicester Ford; George Willis Bardwell
Publisher: New York : Dodd Mead and Company, [Cambridge, Massachusetts] : University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge, U.S.A. 1897.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st editionView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery and detective fiction
Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902.
Great K. & A. [train] robbery.
New York, Dodd, Mead and Co., 1897
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Leicester Ford; George Willis Bardwell
OCLC Number: 273550
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, [1] leaf of plates : 1 illustration ; 19 cm.
Other Titles: Great K. & A. robbery
Responsibility: by Paul Leicester Ford author of The Honorable Peter Stirling.


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