Twelve page letter translated from the French by Henry H. Babcock, in which Maurice Leblanc speaks of his famous character Arsine Lupin. Preface by Peter L. Stern. Hand-set and hand-printed by R.T. Risk. Limited to 100 "ordinary copies" with this being signed by Stern, Babcock and Risk and numbered 37. Bound in marbled paper with white label on front. A fine copy. [Note, there was also a 25 large paper copy run. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Leblanc on Lupin. An Author on his Character...
Publisher: Privately Printed
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Privately Printed, Francestown, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: vg. Limited ed. 1/125. Small 4to. Unpaginated. 1/4 cloth over marbled boards with title. Corners slightly rubbed. Printed on parchment. "Maurice Leblanc was one of the most popular authors of the 'Golden Era' of detective fiction, and Arsene Lupin, his character, was one of his greatest rogues. (.) In his twelve-page autograph letter to Jepson, Leblanc reveals his own literary modus operandi and the traits he tried to develop in the Lupin character." Translated from the original French by Henry H. Babcock, with an introduction by Peter L Stern. Signed by Babcock, Stern and printer R.T. Risk. In very good condition. Seller Inventory # 13891