First edition of this issue. Second edition of book first published in 1889 as ‘Mysteries and Adventures’. London, Walter Scott, 1892 This is the first edition of this issue in its original wrappers in plain brown decor. Later issues are in slightly more attractive colour illustrated wraps. Collection of seven short stories of which the first one is the ‘Gully’ Scarce.
Translated from the French by Maverick Terrell. First English edition, London, T. Werner Laurie, 1936.
One of the prolific French author's whodunits. Dekobra (real name Maurice Tessier) was one of France's best-known authors during the interwar period, and several of his books were made into films.