Title: The Man in the Iron Mask
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: The Walter Scott Publishing Co. No date, most probably late 1800s.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Tanned pages, with minor annotations in pencil. Some fraying and rubbing to cover. Spine faded. Text mostly unmarked. Back cover needs to be handled gently, some webbing exposed. A scarce edition.
About the book (from Goodreads):
In the concluding installment of Alexandre Dumas’s celebrated cycle of the Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways. Unbeknownst to D’Artagnan, Aramis and Porthos plot to remove the inept king and place the king’s twin brother on the throne of France. Meanwhile, a twenty-three-year-old prisoner known only as “Philippe” wastes away deep inside the Bastille. Forced to wear an iron mask, Phillippe has been imprisoned for eight years, has no knowledge of his true identity, and has not been told what crime he’s committed. When the destinies of the king and Phillippe converge, the Three Musketeers and D’Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties.