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And Be a Villain

By Stout, Rex




And Be a Villain (British title More Deaths Than One) is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1948. The story was collected in the omnibus volumes Full House (Viking 1961) and Triple Zeck (Viking 1974).


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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

viking, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good -. Signed. Laid in is a typed letter SIGNED ("Rex") by Rex Stout on Writer's War Board statonary. The left hand column lists the Board and Advisory Council and includes among others Pearl Buck, Oscar Hammerstein, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Kenneth Roberts, and Thorton Wilder. The letter has creasing, a short tear to the top edge, a 1940's era staple, and marginal toning. Included is a typed response, unsigned, to Rex Stout. The Book: The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners, and has light toning to the pages. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, is edge rubbed with shallow chipping at the spine ends and corners, rubbed with small abrasions, mildly spine sunned, and lilghtly soiled with a short closed tear (3/16") on the rear panel.

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And Be A Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Press, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. 8vo (8'1/2" x 5-1/2"). 216pp. Inscribed (12/12/1972) on the half-title by author. Includes TLS (11/20/72) with "Yes" as the entire body of the message which apparently refers to a previous letter inquiring about autographs. Scan of letter available upon request. Text block tight and unmarked. Unclipped DJ in Mylar. Corners lightly worn, fraying to head of spine.

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$450.00

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First edition. A nearly fine copy in a very good or somewhat better dust jacket with a touch of color fade to spine colors and a touch of shelf wear to spine ends, mild soiling to rear panel. (15713). Octavo, boards. A Nero Wolfe mystery novel, the first of three to feature master villain, Arnold Zeck. "...can stand by itself as one of the stronger mysteries in the series." Pronzini & Muller: 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 758-59.

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$350.00

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking, 1948. First Edition. hardcover. Fine in a near fine Dust Jacket. Jacket spine colors still bright, $2.50 price present on flap Nero and Archie solve a murder on a national radio broadcast

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And Be a Villain.

STOUT, REX.

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Some foxing to fore edges of pages, else a tight, nearly fine book with red top staining unusually bright, in a near fine dust jacket, bright and unfaded at spine panel with only a couple tiny nicks at edges. A Nero Wolfe novel.

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$250.00

And be a Villain

STOUT, REX

New York: Viking Press, 1948. Red lettered buckram -like ribbed cloth in price clipped dust jacket. Dust Jacket worn and faded on spine with some creases and stains but o/w complete. The 13th Nero Wolfe mystery.. 1st Edition. Buckram. Near Fine/VG. 8vo.

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And Be a Villain.

STOUT, REX.

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with some minute edgewear.

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$175.00

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First edition. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing mainly to edges and corners, slight color fade to spine panel. (18594). Octavo, boards. A Nero Wolfe mystery novel, the first of three to feature master villain, Arnold Zeck. "...can stand by itself as one of the stronger mysteries in the series." Pronzini & Muller: 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 758-59.

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$150.00

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And be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. Firs printing. 216pp.Nero and Archie, with expert nonchalance investigate the strange doings of a lady broadcaster, a racetrack oracle and a mathematical wizard. Bound in gray cloth lettered in red with green rule above title, spine lettering red with green rule, one corner only slightly bumped. A very nice copy in unclipped dust jacket with winkle above "Nero" on the front panel mild rubbing, short crease to bottom edge of rear panel, with clear tape ghost to flaps. A very good copy.

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$150.00

AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Press, 1948. Cloth textured boards. First edition. Endsheets tanned at gutters, fore-edge a trifle dust marked, otherwise very good in very good, faintly sunned and shelfworn dust jacket.

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$125.00

And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Press, 1948. Very good plus with light vertical crease to three pages of text, otherwise bright and clean inside and out. In a very good minus dust jacket ($2.50 price intact) with significant rubbing and staining to spine-- partially obscuring the author and title--and some light edgewear. A decent copy of the true first printing.. 1st Edition.

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$90.00

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And Be a Villain: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)

Stout, Rex

U.S.A.: AudioGO, 2005. Box shows a little wear on edges; listened to once. 6 cds read by Michael Prichard, unabridged. Near Fine/Very Good Box. Cds.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

John Curley & Assoc, 1988-09. Hardcover. Good.

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$31.58

And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Bantam. PAPERBACK. B001LV5PKW Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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$29.89

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Random House, 1994. Paperback. New. When Cyril Orchard is poisoned during a radio talk show, the brilliant detective, Nero Wolfe, is hired to investigate the murderSKU: MM-20418016; EAN: 9780553239317

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

New York Bantam 1968. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

John Curley & Assoc, 1988-09. Paperback. Good.

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And Be A Villain

Rex Stout

Dust jacket has chips, closed tears, tanned spine; now in new removable protective cover. Blue boards, green printing on front and spine. Prior owner's address label on front free end paper. Pages clean and unmarked, tanning. Viking Press / Mystery Guild Book Club hard cover with dust jacket, 1948, 216 pages, dust jacket design by Bill English. 8vo (8.25" x 5.25") The 13th Nero Wolfe book, preceded by Too Many Women, and followed by The Second Confession.

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And be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. Notable for its condition, quite nice with just a couple of closed tears in jacket. Pages toning. Vintage bookclub. . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+.

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$20.00