The Mysterious Assassin; Or, Nick Carter’s Slender Clew [within:] Nick Carter Library.
“Instantly Nick and Chick leaped forward, and the men were hurled back”
Rare; OCLC returns no copies. Here is Nick Carter foiling an assassin. The startling illustration shows private detective Nick Carter in disguise and his identically disguised partner, Chick, disarming two pistol wielding thugs. With a wonderful masthead showing Nick Carter in his many disguises (a Chinese man, a woman, a hayseed, a gruff bully, in blackface).
Description: The Mysterious Assassin; Or, Nick Carter’s Slender Clew [within:] Nick Carter Library.
New York: Street & Smith, 1893. No. 113. 16pp. First Edition[?]. 12 x 8½ inches. Dime Novel. Pictorial self-wrappers; stapled. Price “4¢” handwritten in pencil at bottom edge of upper cover. Dust-soiled; a few short closed tears in margins; paper losses at fore-edge corners, not affecting text; good.