New York, Knopf, 1921. First US edition. When an elderly pawnbroker is murdered, a down and out writer is accused of the crime. Then it comes to light that the dead man had a diamond in his possession worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, which is missing, and so Melky Rubenstein will take it upon himself to solve the mystery. Wear to extremities with small tears to spine ends. Corners slightly bumped. Inkstamps to front endpaper and title page. $10.00.