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Shroud For A Nightingale (Signed By The Author) by  P.D James - Signed First Edition - 1971 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: biblio33)

Shroud For A Nightingale (Signed By The Author)

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Shroud For A Nightingale (Signed By The Author)

by James, P.D

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Near Fine/Near Fine
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About This Item

The First UK printing published by Faber in 1971.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Light pushing to the spine ends.Gilt titling remains bright.Mild water staining to the lower front board with resultant light staining to the lower front pastedown.Light toning to the text block otherwise the book is in lovely condition.The scarce paper WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Mild creasing to the spine ends with light rubbing to the spine folds.Very light toning to the spine lettering.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector. The wrapper is commonly found in damaged condition but this is certainly the nicest copy we have handled. The book has been Inscribed and Signed by the Author to the title page:'For Gordon Harrison,with every good wish for the future,P.D.James,26 august 1988'.The author's scarce fourth novel and an Inspector Dalgliesh Title. Collectible.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.


Shroud for a Nightingale is a 1971 detective novel written by PD James in her Adam Dalgliesh series. Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate the death of two student nurses at the hospital nursing school of Nightingale House. The novel was adapted as a television miniseries by Anglia Television in 1984, with Roy Marsden as Dalgliesh and Joss Ackland as the surgeon, Stephen Courtney-Briggs. Lennard Pearce and Buster Merryfield also featured in the series.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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Shroud For A Nightingale (Signed By The Author)
James, P.D
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
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First UK Edition
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Date published

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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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