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by Carr, John Dickson

Condition: Very Good +/very good

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Hard bound in original orange cloth with black titling and decoration to front and spine. Stated first edition with dated title page. P. 296. Gideon Fell solved the mystery of Frank Dorrance, suddenly deceased in the centre of a tennis court. Hubin, Cooper & Pike and Adey locked room title. The dust jacket is not the correct first edition Harpers jacket, but is the Grosset reprint with the same wrapper graphics from the following year. An uncommon highgrade book, unmarked and extremely clean. The jacket slightly rubbed at tips and corners but with no paper loss. 159
  • Bookseller: Finefinds Collection Management CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 17729
  • Author: Carr, John Dickson
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good +
  • Jacket condition: very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1939
  • Keywords: mystery locked-room Gideon Fell Detection - Prewar Mystery or Intrigue


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