First Edition stated. Uncommon collection of narratives including accounts of mystery and crime missed by Hubin by this former professor of comparative philology at the University of Kharkoff and editor of Odesskia Novosti. The author states in his preface: "The stories and essays in this volume are not the fruits of imagination, but straightforward narratives of episodes that came under my observation in St. Petersburg, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest, Paris, etc. where I represented the Daily Telegraph." Includes such titles as The Dead Hand, The Artless Monk, Among the Gipsies in Transylvania, The Most Mysterious Robbery on Record, Strychnine or Angina Pectoris?, The Story of a Diamond Necklace, etc. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chips at spine ends.