8vo 269pp Softcover in lemon yellow boards with green printing in excellent condition and only slight corner bruising protected in clear mylar covering as published, text in very good condition though upper edges are not yet separated for reading and only markings are in pencil on ffep from a prior book agent noting its importance. This is one of the author’s key pre-war mystery novels featuring an “intricate duel between good and evil”, written in only six weeks. It is number 79 of 105 original copies in French, translated from the English by Marcelle Sibon in 1948. For the true Francophile or language student. Scarce, even in France.