JEPSON, EDGAR & MAURICE LEBLANC. - Arsene Lupin. From the play by Maurice Leblanc and Francis de Croisset.
London, Mills & Boon 1909. Octavo, very good in publisher's cloth with onlaid illustration (a small flaw to the front edge of the back cover). ¶ First edition. An early entry into what became the Lupin industry. Leblanc's first tales of the gentleman thief appeared in Paris in 1906 (and in book form in 1907), in 1908 he had his first movie and the first production of the play from which this is adapted. Bought in Paris at Brentano's by Californian politician John Raglan Glascock in 1909 - an apposite and cosmopolitan mix of story, book and buyer.AUD 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 131.5 US$ 141.75 | £UK 113.5 | JP¥ 15764] Book number 7976
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