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The Circular Staircase

by Rinehart, Mary Roberts


Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1908. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Dustjacket. Lester Ralph, Illustrator. First Edition, First Printing, with "September" under copyright 1908 on copyright page. Clean unfaded decorated olive green cloth boards with black circular staircase on cover, silhouette of man sitting in window on spine, red stamped lettering on cover and spine. A few light spots of surface wear to spine corners and edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely color frontis illustration by Lester Ralph with clean tissue guard. Additional black and white plates by Lester Ralph (six illustrations, including frontispiece - all present). Author's first book, and scarce, particularly in this condition.

Book Details

  • The Circular Staircase by Rinehart, Mary Roberts
  • Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 017198
  • Title: The Circular Staircase
  • Author: Rinehart, Mary Roberts
  • Illustrator: Lester Ralph, Illustrator
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Very Good+
  • Jacket condition: No Dustjacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bobbs Merrill
  • Place: Indianapolis
  • Date published: 1908
  • Keywords: Mystery, crime fiction, novel, Fiction, Mary Roberts Rinehart, first Edition, Author's First Book, Decorated Binding, DATB, vintage mystery
  • Bookseller catalogs: Antiquarian; Mystery/Crime;

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This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep our newspapers and detective agencies happy and prosperous. For twenty years I had been perfectly comfortable; for twenty years I had had the window-boxes filled in the spring, the carpets lifted, the awnings put up and the furniture covered with brown linen; for as many summers I had said good-by to my friends, and, after watching their perspiring hegira, had settled down to a delicious quiet in town, where the mail comes three times a day, and the water supply does not depend on a tank on the roof.

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