FILE NO. 113. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-537 [538-540: blank], four inserted plates with illustrations by W. Glackens, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind. First printing of this edition. First published in 1867 as LE DOSSIER NO. 113. There were many translations into English under various titles, the first by James R. Osgood & Co. in 1875. A famous roman policier featuring detective M. Lecoq, filmed at least four times, the first a silent film made in 1915. Many consider Gaboriau and Poe to be the founders of the detective fiction genre. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989) 1392. See Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction 188 and 189. Hubin (1994), p. 310. A clean, attractive, very good copy. (#159747).
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