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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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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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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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$200.00

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

Stout, Rex

AudioGO. New. Brand New! Audio CD. Shrink wrapped! Quality guaranteed! In original artwork/packaging unless otherwise noted.

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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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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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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 novel]

Stout, Rex

Viking Press, 1948. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. . As new condition./Very good condition dust jackets with just a touch of wear. 1 small scuff to rear panel. . Not price clipped. 2.50 Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy.

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$89.95

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

Stout, Rex

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

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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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$28.80

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

Rex Stout

Viking, 1948. This book is in good condition. The binding is tight and pages are clean. The 1st page (free endpaper) has a name written near the top edge. There is some age toning. The cover has wear with bumps, scuffs and rubs. The spine edges have been bumped. No dust jacket.. Hard Cover. Good.

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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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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking. Hardcover. First edition. 216 pp. Full bound with gray paper covered boards. has small inked previous owner's name and a small bookseller's label on the ffep, lightly browned pages and modest flattening of the spine ends. No DJ. Thus, NF/na. Fine (F) is our highest grade. (9938.2) . Fine. 1948. 1st Edition.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

Crimeline, 1994-02-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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And Be A Villain

STOUT, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. Very Good. First edition. Slightly cocked and edges bumped and rubbed, very good, lacking the dustwrapper. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

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$18.00

And Be a Villain

STOUT, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. A "Nero Wolfe" novel; bound in gray boards, stamped in green, sans DW; usual browning of pages; 216pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/No Jacket.

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Hugh McAlister

Saalfield. 1930. First Edition. Near Fine condition.

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$15.00

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AND BE A VILLAIN [Nero Wolfe]

Rex Stout

Bantam, 1961. New Bantam edition A2197 , cover price 35c. Great good girl art by Abbett. (see scan) Some edge /corner rubbing, heavier at base of spine. a little handling wear. Light crease at front hinge. creasing at lower corners. Tight , unmarked, flat & nearly square. paper softly age toned. ->> Nero Wolfe, the grand master of daring deduction. Imperturbable and incredibly brilliant, he is the orchid-growing gourmet whose sheer genius at solving the inexplicable has no peer. .. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Robert "Bob" Abbett.

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And be a Villain

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948. Chips missing from jacket. Jacket spine a bit dulled. Bookplate to pastedown. Vintage bookclub. Check my listings for other Stouts. . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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And Be a Villain: A Nero Wolfe Novel

STOUT, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper over boards. 216pp. Very good. Bookplate on front pastedown. Just a book club edition of this Nero Wolfe mystery, but tight, clean and nice.

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AND BE A VILLAIN.

Stout, Rex

New York: Viking, 1948.. dj An early book club edition. Very good in a good dust jacket (chipping and edgewear to the dj.) Attractive vintage copy of this Nero Wolfe mystery. 216 pp.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York Viking Press 1948., 1948. Good book without DJ. A Nero Wolfe mystery. Book shows slight wear at spine ends and corners. Crease on top edge. 1st edition. Binding is Grey boards.. Good.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Press. Hardcover. B0007E8R7C First Edition. Missing DJ. Book is in VG condition with age toning to text block. . Fair.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Stout's now legendary fictional NYC private detective, Nero Wolfe, genius, beer lover, and orchid grower puts the NYPD to work to help him solve one of his most complicated cases. Wolfe must find out how a race track tout, being interviewed on a national radio program, was poisoned, how the poison was put into a capped soft drink bottle and delivered to the victim instead of one of the other people on the show, and then, who did it. Book Club edition, early printing. Text is age-tanned, o/w text and boards are clean and unmarked, tight and square. The dustjacket shows some edgewear, including a nickel-sized chip from top edge of back panel and a half-inch tear on the lower edge of the same panel but is otherwise whole with all lettering and design elements intact. A quite decent reading copy.. Book Club. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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And be a Villain : A Nero Wolfe Novel

Stout, Rex

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking. 1948. First edition / 1st Printing. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition / First printing. Good, no dust jacket, Pages darkening, spine slightly darkened. 14.5 x 21. hard cover. 216pp.

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AND BE A VILLAIN

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking Publishers. 1948 Sept. HARDCOVER. HARDCOVER. 5x8". Good+Cond, some paper ageing Worn DJ; 216pg pages; "His Eyes didn't lift from the page, but he murmured, "What's bleak!" .

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And Be a Villain: The New Nero Wolfe Novel

Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Nero and Archie, with expert nonchalance, investigate the strange doings of a lady broadcaster, a racetrack oracle, and a mathematical wizard. Jacket is scuffed with chipped edges. Boards have light wear. Pages are tanning. Text is clean with no markings.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Good/Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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And Be a Villain (Also released as: More Deaths Than One.)

Stout, Rex

Bantam F3719 [F3719] 1968, 2nd printing. (Mass market paperback) Very good. ... Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor's beverage. ... Also released as: More Deaths Than One. ... (Mystery).

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And Be a Villain (Also released as: More Deaths Than One.)

Stout, Rex (Cover illustration by Rick Lovell.)

Bantam [0-553-23931-7] 1984, 10th printing. (Mass market paperback) Near fine. ... Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor's beverage. ... Cover illustration by Rick Lovell. ... Also released as: More Deaths Than One. ... (Mystery).

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And Be a Villain.

Rex Stout

Viking Press, 1948. Hardcover. Good. Viking Press, 1948. Good. , Hardcover, Text clean. Private bookplate. Pages tanned. Jacket edgeworn, chipped. Book Club edition. Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care.

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And Be A Villain

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking Press. Blue boards with green lettering. Binding is sound. Pages are clean, but darkening with age. One internal page has a tear. No Jacket. A Nero Wolfe Mystery. "Madeline Fraser, radio talk show host extraordinaire, had a natural dread of dead air. So when one of her on air guests signed off at the mike after drinking a glass of a sponsor's beverage, it was a broadcaster's nightmare come true. Enter Nero Wolfe." . Good. Hardcover. 1948.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Crimeline. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0553239317 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Press. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Viking Press. Used - Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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And Be A Villain (Nero Wolfe)

Stout, Rex

Viking Press, 1948. A near fine hardcover with a good plus dust jacket. First book club edition. Chip on back of dust jcket, minor edge wear toned spine area. Contents minor toning.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good Plus.

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And Be A Villain

Stout, Rex

NY: Viking. VG+. 1948. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Book Club edition bound gray boards with green lettering. Paper is tan ned as usual with this edition else book about fine. .

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and be a villain

Rex Stout

New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine green cloth covered boards with red lettering and band on cover and along spine; light rubbing along spine. Binding and hinges tight and square; contents clean and unmarked. No dust jacket. 216pp. A Nero Wolfe Novel. First Edition. Additional photos available upon request. All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling.

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MOONDUST (Jeff Jones Cover Art)

SWANN, THOMAS BURNETT

ACE G SERIES, , (ORIGINAL 1968), first edition. G-758, nf - fine, name stamp inside, unread (FANTASY NOVEL), paperback,

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MOONDUST (Jeff Jones Cover Art)

SWANN, THOMAS BURNETT

ACE G SERIES, , (ORIGINAL 1968), first edition. G-758, almost near fine, (FANTASY NOVEL), paperback,

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The Strongbox

Swiggett, Howard

Perma Book M Series. NY: Pocket Books, Inc. , 1956 first edition . M-4045 near fine, unread, but a name inside Cover art by Robert Maguire. paperback,

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And Be a Villain

Stout, Rex

Crimeline. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0553239317 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

Bantam. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. Reading copy only. Loose pages.

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$8.29