THE MYSTERY OF THE LOUVRE ... Illustrated with Scenes from the Photo-Play, a Universal Production. London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., n.d. . Small octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-251  [253: ad] [254-256: blank] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], four inserted plates with eight film stills, original decorated maroon boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition in English. Translation of the weird mystery novel BELPHEGOR: LE FANTOME NOIR (Paris, 1927). Filmed in 1927 in France as a four-part serial with Rene Navarre as Chantecoq the detective. It was remade several times. Hubin (1994), pp. 69. Early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Mild rubbing to boards, inner hinges cracked, rear hinge with neat tape reinforcement, still a sound, good copy in very good four-color dust jacket with wraparound illustration based on scenes in the film, with light wear along top and bottom edges. (#163748).
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