London: Eveleigh Nash, 1911. First U.K. Edition. Leroux's second novel featuring police reporter and amateur detective Joseph Rouletabille, first published in French in 1907 as Le Parfum de la Dame en Noir. A sequel to Leroux's 1908 novel The Mystery of the Yellow Room, featuring locked-room elements. Basis for the 1931 French film directed by Marcel L'Herbier, and the 1974 giallo-horror film directed by Francesco Barilli. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Hubin, p.247. Item #4908
First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt, and colored pictorial label mounted to front cover; ,7-326, + 8pp publisher's ads. The Florence & Edward Kaye copy, with their tasteful morocco leather bookplate at front pastedown. Spine ends and corners gently pushed, light external wear, with some faint foxing to endpapers; hinges sound; Very Good or better.