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A WHIFF OF DEATH by  Isaac Asimov - Hardcover - First hardcover edition - [1968] - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

A WHIFF OF DEATH

by Asimov, Isaac

Condition: Text block age darkened, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to extremities. Quite uncommon in collectible


New York: Walker and Company, [1968]. First hardcover edition. Text block age darkened, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to extremities. Quite uncommon in collectible condition. (12638). Octavo, boards. First publication in hardcover of the author's first "straight" mystery novel, issued in paperback in 1958 as The Death Dealers.

The Death Dealers is a mystery novel by Isaac Asimov published in 1958 (later republished as A Whiff of Death). It is about a university professor whose research student dies while conducting an experiment. The professor attempts to determine if the death was accidental or planned.


  • Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 12638
  • Title: A WHIFF OF DEATH
  • Author: Asimov, Isaac
  • Book condition: Used - Text block age darkened, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to extremities. Quite uncommon in collectible
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First hardcover edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Walker and Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: [1968]
  • Keywords: Mystery
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