24 September 2002
CHARTERIS, Leslie (Pseudonym of Leslie Charles Bowyers Yin, 1907-93). Meet the Tiger. London: Ward, Lock, 1928.
8o. Original green cloth (light spots to spine, light foxing to fore-edge).
FIRST EDITION, with the first appearance of Simon Templar, aka The Saint: "the modern apotheosis of Raffles-and-Lupin...the blood of the romantic rogue is one part picaroon-plasma, one part corsair-corpuscle, and one part milk-of-human-kindness" (Queen's Quorum, p. 90). Lofts & Adley B17.
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