London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1933. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Publisher's light blue cloth with black titles to spine and upper, with the colour-illustrated dust-jacket. Edges spotted. In beautiful pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed. A clean, bright, near fine copy. 1793; the darkest days of the French revolution, and little Charles-Leon is ill. The delicate son of Louise and Bastien de Croissy is recommended country air, but travel permits are needed and impossible to come by. Louise's friend, Josette, believes she knows a way out and is convinced that her hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, will come to their rescue. Thus sets forth into the Paris streets. Item #19499
Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p354-5 (1976). Quayle; Detective Fiction, p.96 (1972).
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