London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. . Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black.
First Edition of this tale about Sir Percy Blakeney aka The Scarlet Pimpernel that takes place in 1794, during the Reign of Terror -- 14th among the 18 titles in plot chronology.
Robespierre becomes paranoid about the Pimpernel and must have him destroyed. The beautiful Theresia is sent to seduce the elusive hero. And, just to make certain everything goes according to plan, Chauvelin has Marguerite kidnapped and imprisoned! Can Percy continue to disguise himself and get away with it? Can Robespierre maintain power when betrayal is stirring in every corner? Will Marguerite be rescued without suffering the death of her husband? Will Chauvelin ever learn to tie his cravat properly? Or will this be the end of the Scarlet Pimpernel? [Blakeney Manor]
This copy is just about fine, with essentially no wear at all and only the slightest of soil -- lacking dust jacket, but this is a title that is almost impossible to find in a decent dust jacket. Item #14519