THE MAN IN GREY: BEING EPISODES OF THE CHOUAN CONSPIRACIES IN NORMANDY DURING THE FIRST EMPIRE. Baroness Orczy, Emma Maedalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara.

THE MAN IN GREY: BEING EPISODES OF THE CHOUAN CONSPIRACIES IN NORMANDY DURING THE FIRST EMPIRE.

New York: George H. Doran Company, [1918]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-309 [310: blank], original light brown cloth, front and spine stamped in black. First U. S. edition. Collection of nine stories set during the Napoleanic era involving a secret agent, "The Man in Grey," who is tasked with going after a group of (possibly royalist) criminals who are terrorizing the countryside. The criminal group is called the Chouans (The Screech Owls). Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 83. Front hinge cracked with abrasions to front paste down, rear hinge starting, top page edges dusty, wear with some fraying to corner tips and spine ends. A good copy. (22357). Item #22357

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