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Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey) by  Dorothy L Sayers - Hardcover - 6th imp. - 1940 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC132348)

Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey)

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Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey)

by Sayers, Dorothy L

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  • hardcover
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Very good, 10th imp (1st 1933), unclipped d/j (fair with some chipping, in protective sleeve); blue boards, black spine titling,
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1940. 6th imp.. hardback. Very good, 10th imp (1st 1933), unclipped d/j (fair with some chipping, in protective sleeve); blue boards, black spine titling, text block firm (slight forward lean), pages unmarked but a little browned. Owner's inscription on ffep.. 12mo (190 x 130 / 7_"" x 5""). The second in the Wimsey series. The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords. Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair. The murder took place at the duke's shooting lodge and Lord Peter's sister was engaged to marry the dead man. But why does the duke refuse to co-operate with the investigation? Can he really be guilty, or is he covering up for someone? 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James

Synopsis

Clouds of Witness is a 1926 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, the second in her series featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. It was adapted for television in 1972, as part of a series starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter. The film adaptation is more or less faithful to the book.

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Bookseller
Inklings & Yarnspinners GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC132348
Title
Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Author
Sayers, Dorothy L
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Very good, 10th imp (1st 1933), unclipped d/j (fair with some chipping, in protective sleeve); blue boards, black spine titling,
Quantity-available
1
Edition
6th imp.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Victor Gollancz
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1940
Pages
320
Keywords
fiction, detective, DLSayers, Inklings
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.3 g
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7_\"\" x 5\"\")

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.... [More]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [More]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [More]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that... [More]

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