[Columbus, OH]: [Hahn & Adair Printing Co] . F First Edition. H Hardcover. Good+. Good+ in cloth (stains/rubbing to cloth; hinges starting). 8vo Signed by Thomas Foster, subject of the book. Signed: I Signed by Subject. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Trails in Shadow Land: Stories of a ...
Publisher: [Hahn & Adair Printing Co] 
Binding: H Hardcover
Illustrator: over 25 b/w illus (inc plts)
Book Condition: Good+
Edition: F First Edition.
Book Description The Hann & Adair Printing Co., 1910. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Trails in Shadow Land (Trails in Shadowland on its front board.), Stories of a Detective was written by Alonzo B. Shaw. The book was published by The Hann & Adair Printing Co. of Columbus, Ohio in 1910 and appears to be a First Edition though it's not specifically stated as such. It's not an ex-library copy and is in good + condition but has no dust jacket. The book is 5 3/8" by 7 7/8" with 298 pages which includes a Table of Contents and many older black-and-white photographs of real people and places. Thos. E. Foster, the real name of the author, says: "After much consideration I have consented to the publication of these chapters, which carry a part of my experience, as a detective, with the criminal class. Some were in the slums, and some on the way." Thank you!. Seller Inventory # 008260
Book Description Hann & Adair Printing, (Columbus, Ohio, 1910. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 298pp. Illustrated with black and white plates. Very good with a lightly faded spine, wear on the extremities, and front hinge cracked. Famed Detective Nick Harris' copy with his ownership signature in pencil on the front fly and a presentation Inscription to Harris from the subject of the book, Thomas E. Foster; "I present this book to my good friend Detective Nick Harris with my compliments and best wishes. Respectfully, Thomas E. Foster."Thomas E. Foster, "The Buckeye Detective," was a private detective who was enlisted by the Columbus, Ohio Police Department. Shaw wrote Trails in Shadow Land as a chronicle of Foster's most intriguing cases.Nicholas B. Harris,1882-1943, investigative reporter turned police detective, is considered a legend within the private investigation world. Originally a reporter for the LA Times he was asked to join the Los Angeles County Police Department by the then captain, A.J. Bradish. In 1906 he founded Nick Harris Detectives followed shortly thereafter by the Nick Harris Professional Detective School. His exploits were so popular that from 1934 to 1940 a radio program produced stories based on his cases sometimes referred to as Nick Harris Detective or Why Crime Doesn't Pay, which was as popular as Sherlock Holmes at the time. Seller Inventory # 367765