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Black Orchids by  Rex Stout - First Edition - 1942 - from Northern Lights Rare Books (SKU: 18012002)

Black Orchids

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Black Orchids

by Stout, Rex

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

First Printing. pp. 271 with 4 blanks to the rear. Original red cloth with titles stamped in black. Untrimmed at the fore-edge. A well-traveled and intriguing copy having originally been purchased, it would seem, in the bookshop of the Copacabana - bookseller label to the bottom of the front pastedown. A good sturdy copy, tight and reasonably square. Spine tips pushed but with no tears to the cloth. Corners rubbed. There are two previous owner names to the front endpaper and below the last line of the text the original owner has helpfully noted (in light pencil) the date he or she finished reading the book - "26-10-42". Some offsetting at the endpapers but otherwise in nice condition, certainly Good or better. The dustjacket is unclipped with price of $2.00 as called for. Small enclosed tear to the spine, small chips along the edges and at the corners, remarkably clean, were it not for the loss of paper Very Good but overall Good. Detailed images should accompany the listing.

Synopsis

Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine: "Black Orchids" (August 1941, abridged as "Death Wears an Orchid") "Cordially Invited to Meet Death" (April 1942, abridged as "Invitation to Murder")

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Details

Bookseller
Northern Lights Rare Books FI (FI)
Bookseller Inventory #
18012002
Title
Black Orchids
Author
Stout, Rex
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Farrar & Rinehart
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1942
Keywords
NERO WOLFE, CRIME FICTION, MYSTERY, DETECTIVES, GOLDEN AGE
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Vintage Crime;

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Fine and rare books with an emphasis on signed books and autograph material. Special interests and expertise include the works of Tove Jansson and we are active buyers of her works - feel free to contact us if you have material to sell.

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