First Edition thus. Tall octavo, original black cloth with gilt titles and illustration to front cover and spine, John Austen illustrations throughout, in original illustrated dustjacket. Translated by Alfred Allinson. Fictional story set during the French revolution and The Reign of Terror in Paris. Tells the story of the rise of a young idealist Parisian painter who becomes a juror on the Revolutionary Tribunal, who descends into madness of mass execution. Near Fine with contemporary bookplate to front free endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket with two inch closed tear to lower rear spine edge, inch closed tears to lower flap edges, and small chips to spine ends and flap corners.