Sayers, Dorothy L. [editor]. The Omnibus of Crime. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929. First Edition.
Red cloth, ex lib. with label removed from spine, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 1,177 clean pp., some stains to the end papers, tight. A great reading copy. Good. Hardcover. 
A collection of crime stories from ancient modern times. Includes stories by G. K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, Arther Machen, Joseph Conrad and many others.
"The art of self-tormenting is an ancient one, with a long and honourable literary tradition. Man, not satisfied with the mental confusion and unhappiness to be derived from contemplating the cruelties of life and the riddles of the universe, delights to occupy his leisure moments with puzzles and bugaboos...Theology and poetry, philosophy and numismatics, love-stories and biography, he discards as easily as old razor-blades, but Sherlock Holmes and Wilkie Collins are cherished and read and re-read, till their covers fall off and their pages crumble to fragments." - from the Introduction.
The table of contents can be found in the pictures.