BOYLE, Jack (died 1928). Boston Blackie. New York: The H.K. Fly Company, [1919].
BOYLE, Jack (died 1928). Boston Blackie. New York: The H.K. Fly Company, [1919].

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BOYLE, Jack (died 1928). Boston Blackie. New York: The H.K. Fly Company, [1919].

8o. Illustrated by W.H.D. Koerner. Original pictorial cloth; pictorial dust jacket (some chipping and splitting along edges and ends of spine panel); cloth folding case.

FIRST EDITION of the author's only book. "To the police and the world, he is a professional crook, a skilled and daring safe cracker, an incorrigible criminal made doubly dangerous by intellect... But to me... 'Blackie' is something more -- a man with more than a spark of Divine Spirit that lies hidden somewhere in the heart of even the worst men. University graduate, scholar, and gentleman, the 'Blackie' I know is a man of many inconsistencies and a strangely twisted code of morals." Boston Blackie has nothing to do with Boston and is set in San Francisco after "the great fire that followed the San Francisco earthquake had burned itself out" (foreword, pp.5-7).
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