Publication: J B Lippincott Company, 1939, Philadelphia
First U. S. edition. Originally published in the U. K. using the title ALIAS THE BARON. Fine, bright, tight copy in fine, bright dust jacket with light rubbing to top and bottom corners on front panel. John Mannering went to Paris to buy the famous Dellamont Emeralds. The jewel merchant warned him of the bad luck that followed every previous owner of these gems, but Mannering made the purchase despite the warning. Within twenty-four hours Mannering is awaken in the night to realize he is being robbed, by a man masked in the well-known blue scarf and carrying the same type of gas pistol that have become the features of The Man In The Blue Mask. Mannering had said good-bye to his former self, the man in the blue mask, and now he needs to learn the identity of this imposter in order that a good reputation won't be ruined. An attractive copy.
Inventory Number: 27641