New York: Smart Set Publishing, 1905.
First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #13094
Spine darkened, white lettering mostly flaked off, cocked, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Allen J Hubin; Crime Fiction IV 1749-2000: A Comprehensive Bibliography; page 918. Intrigue and adventure as the protagonist, filling in as a Consul in Italy, chases across Europe to recover papers stolen from the consulate's safe. First US Edition, First Printing of an early thriller by Le Queux, a prolific writer who may have also been a British secret agent, and considered by many to have originated the spy novel genre. ; The Red Novels; 314 pages.