This is the second of 11 novels with a dust jacket designed by Blampied in the Collection Nelson.
This copy is thought to be the first edition, or at least very early, as it contains the frontispiece, the price is 1 franc 50, and the author and title are printed in gold on the spine. The price increased soon after this was issued, and the frontispiece and gold lettering was dropped, probably for reasons of economy. It was republished many times and editions dated 1948 and 1951 are known, which use the same jacket design.
Dust jacket of presumed first edition (click to enlarge)
Bibliography code: NED-17.2
Publisher: Nelson Editeurs, Paris
Series: Collection Nelson 150
Format: 16 mo
Pages: pp 564, pp 12 adverts
Binding: cream cloth decorated in green and purple design with author and title in green in roundel on cover; title and author in gold on spine at top, decoration in green an purple with N in middle, and publisher in green at base
Size: 161 x 110 mm
Dust jacket signed: Blampied, lower centre
Internal illustrations: frontispiece of same illustration on jacket in first edition, dropped in later editions
Price: Original price 1 franc 50
Printing history: none stated
Printed by: Imprimerie Nelson, Édimbourg, Écosse