THE SECRET AGENT: A SIMPLE TALE. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-372  [374-376: blank] [note: first two and last leaves are blanks], title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and orange, spine panel stamped in black and orange. First U.S. edition. Psychological thriller of the anarchist underworld in Edwardian London. "The earliest and best novel portraying the character and fate of a double agent." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 605. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Made into a good feature film quite faithful to the book in 1936 by Alfred Hitchcock as "Sabotage." Connolly, The Modern Movement: 100 Key Books 15. Early owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. The orange lettering on the spine panel is faint, but it appears have been printed that way. A lovely, nearly fine copy. (#160976).
Published September, 1907" on copyright page.