The Arrest of Arsène Lupin.
Translated by Alexander Teixera de Mattos.
First UK edition under this title, first impression. The Arrest of Arsène Lupin is the gentleman thief’s first adventure. It first appeared in the French magazine Je sais tout in 1905 and was first published in the UK in 1909, under the title Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears.
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Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in black and to front board in gilt, pictorial label to front board . Spine a little rolled, extremities faintly rubbed, light spotting to edges of text block, front free endpaper with slight abrasion from erased ownership signature. An excellent copy.