The Mystery Of a Hansom Cab

by Hume, Fergus W

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by English writer Fergus Hume. One of the earliest pieces of detective fiction, the book was first published in Australia in 1886. Set in Melbourne, the story focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city.

First Edition Identification and Notes

First editions published in 1886 in Australia are very rare. First UK editions published in 1888.

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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.

by HUME, Fergus W.

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1888
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London: The Hansom Cab Publishing Company,, 1888. Extremely rare presentation copy Octavo. Original printed wrappers. Housed in a custom red cloth chemise within red half morocco box, spine lettered in gilt, red cloth sides. Spine chipped, crease with splits to front cover, light running crease to pages, short closed tear and chip to corner of p. 159 without… Read more
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1887
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London: The Hansom Cab Publishing Company,, 1887. Earliest practically obtainable impression Octavo. Original green printed wrappers. Small mark and chip to front cover, a few tiny nicks, rust stains around staples, some nicks and very light soiling to pages. Overall an excellent, unrestored copy of this highly fragile novel. First UK edition, earliest practically obtainable impression with "seventy-fifth… Read more
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1888
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London: The Hansom Cab Publ. Co., 1888. Hardcover. Good + overall. The classic Australian "whodunit"; highly regarded throughout the world as one of the most successful detective stories of all time. One hundred and twenty-fifth thousand, hence an early English edition, probably 4th impression. (1st Aus. edition 1886). The book has a complicated publishing… Read more
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Hansom Cab Publishing Company, U.K. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Undated but with 'One Hundredth Thousand' to top of title page as required and previous owner's inscription dated 1888 to front endpaper and Copac show it as [1888?]. 230 pages, size 7 inches tall by 4.75 inches with a 2 page catalogue to the rear. Bookseller's label to… Read more
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THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB

by Hume, Fergus W.

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1888
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GB: Hansom Cab Publishing, 1888. Not dated but about 1888. One Hundred and Seventy Fifth Thousand (on title page). Front cover (with triangular loss to bottom right corner of 55 x 25mm) has whisky advert verso: Title page (ink name F.S. Hulbert in top margin): page 3 is index and 4 adverts.: pages 5-230 main text (generally quite clean and… Read more
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GB: Hansom Cab Publishing, 1888. Not dated but about 1888. Two Hundredth Thousand (on title page). Front cover (detached and a bit frayed) has whisky advert verso: Title page (detached and a bit frayed): page3/4 is index and advert for Eau D'Ambert: pages 5-230 main text (generally quite clean and tight with slight dog ears to first few leaves): page… Read more
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2010-12-10
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1982-11-01
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by Fergus W. Hume

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2010
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by Fergus W. Hume

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1985
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9780701210137
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by Fergus W. Hume

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1999
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9780947533427
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by Fergus W. Hume

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1982
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1982
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1982
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1982-11
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by Fergus W. Hume

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November 1982
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