Le Chambre du Crime

An early locked room mystery, and from the library of A J Balfour at Whittinghame


Eugene Chavette


E Dentu, Paris, 1875
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Printing Details

Second edition, hardback rebound in plain burgundy cloth with simple gilt titling to spine. 18.5 × 11.5cm, 372pp. French text.

Not signed but this copy belonged to Arthur James Balfour, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1902–1905, and is stamped in gilt to the front board "A J Balfour, Whittinghame, 1879".

An early detective novel from French author Eugene Chavette. A "locked-room" mystery, with a disappearing couple and a blood stained hand-print on the wall. The police believe the husband murdered the wife and then fled, but there's no body...


A good copy. It is ex University of Keele library with a label to the front pastedown and a bar code sticker to the ffep, and a small embossed mark to the title page. The cloth is a little faded to the spine and rubbed to the joints and edges but sound. The endpapers are new, the main body of text in good clean condition with secure binding.



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