WANTON VENUS.; Translated from the French by Miss Patience Ross. Maurice . Ross Leblanc, Patience -, Marie Emile. 1864 - 1941.

WANTON VENUS.; Translated from the French by Miss Patience Ross.

New York: The Macaulay Company, (1935). 1st US edition (Hubin I, p. 490). 246 pp. Crown 8vo. Original publisher's black cloth binding with lavender stamping. Pale green dust jacket printed in white, orange & black. VG (slight lean/age-toning/poi to front paste-down)/Good (wear & chipping/price clipped/a po has applied a cloth backing to the jacket). Item #50662

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 scarcer titles, at the time of cataloguing we see no other copies of this US edition [in jacket] on offer.

Price: $225.00