ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File D: Nineteenth Century Detective Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.
[WILLIAMS (Harold).]. Silken threads. A Detective Story. By George Afterem. Boston: Cupples, Upham, and Company. Old Corner Bookstore, 1885. Sm.cr.8vo; binderís blank before half-title, excised integral blank followed by publisherís inserted 24pp. catalogue (last leaf blank), and binderís blank, at end; pp.342+[ii (stub)]; diagonally very fine-ribbed light yellow-brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered brown on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisherís monogram, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with floral design light brown. Small, faint, mark on front cover (apparently a wax-spot); poor quality binderís blanks lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.
Hubin, p.3. An English edition was published some five years later, as “by the author of ĎMr. and Mrs. Mortoní". Wright, 5990