New York: The Macaulay Company, (1916). 1st US edition (Hubin I, p. 490). 352 pp. Crown 8vo. Original publisher's dark green cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering. Dust jacket. VG+ (bright gilt/slight cock/poi & bookplate to front paste-down)/VG (modest wear & soiling/small chip from front panel bottom edge). Item #50636
Leblanc "was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes."The first Arsène Lupin story appeared in a series of short stories published in 1905. Leblanc continued to write Lupin novels throughout his career; here offered one of Lupin's earlier efforts in this series [which was published as "The Bomb-Shell" in the UK].