The Man with the Black Feather
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Small, Maynard & Company
Date Published: 1912
Edition: First U. S. edition of this translation
Book Id: 37441
314; pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Tan cloth covered boards with red ink stamped titles, red single ruled borders, and black ink stamped feather designs on the spine and front board. With eight pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Very good. The top edge of the text block is foxed. There is a tiny split in the cloth along the bottom edge of the front cover, along the joint. There is a subtle tide mark on the verso of the front free endsheet, and the first several pages are a little foxed. Toned pages. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endsheet. In Hubin. Bleiler CFL.
Illustrated by Charles M. Relyea. An occult mystery, in which a man is possessed by an evil incarnation. Gaston Leroux was one of the first authors to employ the "locked room mystery," or a murder committed within a locked room. But in addition to mystery writing, Gaston also wrote in the genres of romance, fantasy, and horror.