by August Derleth
Dust jacket by Frank Utpatel
Limited Edition Hardcover - $125.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran imprint, 1968; 108 pp; limited to 3000 copies. First Edition.
A Praed Street Dossier is a collection of detective fiction short stories, essays and marginalia by author August Derleth. It was an associational collection to Derleth's Solar Pons series of pastiches of the Sherlock Holmes tales of Arthur Conan Doyle. The two science fiction stories, "The Adventure of the Snitch in Time" and "The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus" written with Mack Reynolds were originally published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Book is solid and clean, without bumping; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; corners are sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($3.00) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
"The Beginnings of Solar Pons"
"The Sources of the Tales"
"Concerning Dr. Parker's Background"
"The Favorite Pastiches"
"From the Notebooks of Dr. Lyndon Parker"
"The Adventure of the Bookseller's Clerk"
"Solar Pons, Off-Trail"
"The Adventure of the Snitch in Time" (with Mack Reynolds)
"The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus" (with Mack Reynolds)