First edition, first printing published in 1938 by Herbert Jenkins. 


Condition: Book: Vg+ Original publisher's orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine. 

Bright orange cloth, sharp corners and fresh titles. Some light discolouration to the cloth, with ghosting of the titles from the dustjacket to the upper board. Spine is very fresh and bright also. Light foxing to the text block and prelim's and a previous owner's inscription to the ffep. The pages are very tight and clean, a super copy.

Wrapper: Near Fine, second issue 2/6 net price, some very light restoration to the top of the spine tip and top edge of the rear panel otherwise a truly wonderful survivor. The spookily atmospheric jacket depicts a moonlit graveyard with a grave-digger at work, the titles are very bright and the spine is wholly unfaded. The white rear panel and flaps are bright and clean. 


'In Colchester a recently bereaved husband sees in a shop window a plaster cast made from a death mask of his dead wife. He is sure no death mask of her was ever taken, and in great distress asks Gilbert Larose, the famous investigator, to solve the mystery'