New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. First Edition Thus. Sharp copy of Freeman's third novel featuring scientific detective Dr. John Thorndyke, which first saw publication in the U.S. in 1912 under the title The Vanishing Man. Dr. Thorndyke put his skills to work after the disappearance of a world-renowned archaeologist, finding clues that lead to a man with a tattoo of the Eye of Osiris. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Hubin, p.153. Item #3636
Preceded in the U.S. by the 1911 First also published by Dodd, Mead. Octavo (19.5cm); dark purple cloth, with titles stamped in bright green on spine and front cover; pale green topstain; dustjacket; [viii],344pp. Old ink price to front pastedown, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with some trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny tears, and a small check-mark on blue pencil at mid-spine; still a bright, Near Fine example.