Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Gaston Leroux. The Mystery of the Yellow Room. Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph Rouletabille Reporter. New York: Brentano's 1908. First American edition. Octavo. [viii], 1-[307], [1, blank] pages. With frontispiece. Publisher's full yellow cloth, front board and spine stamped in black. In the rare original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine a bit rubbed at edges. Minor rubbing to cloth binding, with some occasional thumbsoiling at edges. Jacket verso has one small tape repair. Jacket a bit toned, edgeworn, and thumbsoiled, with some chipping and a few creased tears. Still, a near fine copy of this rare book. Chemised in slipcase.

    The first "locked room" mystery, and one of the best, admired by and inspiring such talents as Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr (the master of the "locked room" mystery). A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 364

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Oct 16, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 35 days left to consign to the 2021 July 18 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search