A Lombard Street Mystery, 1889-1891, Muirhead Robinson
Antiquarian, antique, rare and collectible, A Lombard Street Mystery by Muirhead Robinson was published between 1889 and 1891 by Butler Brothers Inc.
- Butler Brothers, New York and Chicago has a rich and significant reputation, particularly in merchandizing where it is credited with starting the idea of the department store. In its late 19th century stores it promoted its "5 cent counter." Woolworth and the "5 and dime" concept followed. Butler Brothers eventually owned the Ben Franklin Stores.
- As publishers Butler Brothers created the multivolume paperback series called The Electric Series with over 500 titles. A Lombard Street Mystery, No 570, was part of this series which was published between 1889 and 1891. As publishers Butler Brothers was also very popular with its yearly catalogues.
Photographs will show this- tears and worn edges to pages, worn but very firmly glued and stapled binding, browning throughout. It is not a fragile book to handle.