Paris: E. Dentu, Libraire de la Societe des Gens de Lettres, 1873. [Literature] EARLY EDITION, possibly the seventh. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.vi; 489; . All text in French. Later tan half calf with gilt titles to spine., marbled boards. Internally clean, slight chip[ping to flyleaf, binding lightly rubbed to extremities, especially joints, spine sunned. Very good. A printing from the same year as the first edition. Gaboriau was a master of French detective fiction, eclipsed in English only by Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' stories. Item #50162
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