Baroness Ocrzy was the Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orci, known as 'Emmuska'. She was born in Hungary but became a British citizen. She was the author of the novels about the Scarlet Pimpernel, the pseudonym of Sir Percy Blakeney, a fop who rescued artistocrats from the French Revolution. This character established the trope of the hero with a secret identity.
This is the most expensive book I have ever bought. It is in amazing condition for a book that is 100 years old. I wish that more books survived in this condition.
Bibliography code: HOD-18.3
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: v, 400
Binding: Light blue cloth with title on front, six small fleur-de-lys designs in dark blue, three at top, three at bottom within double line box. In centre a yellow lily on a dark blue circle. Title above lily, author below. Title, author and publisher in dark blue on spine with another yellow lily on dark blue circle.
Size: 191 x 130 mm
Dust jacket: signed Blampied, to the left, below the window
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 6 shillings over-printed 7 shillings
Printing history: none stated
Printed by: Butler & Tanner, Frome and London
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