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LEROUX, GASTON. Le Fantôme de l'Opéra. Half-title. 8vo, contemporary 3/4 brown polished morocco over marbled boards, spine in compartments with raised bands and leather lettering label, top edges gilt; with the original wrappers and backstrip bound in, terminal text leaves (pp. 513-518 of prologue) bound between preliminaries and table of contents leaf. Paris: Pierre Lafitte et Cie., 
first book edition, retaining the fragile wrappers in unusually bright state of preservation. Preceded only by a popular tabloid edition. The source material for numerous films, as well as the enormously successful stage production.