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WHOSE BODY?

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WHOSE BODY?

by SAYERS DOROTHY L

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

London: Unwin, 1923. First Edition. Hard Cover. First UK Edition. Publisher's blue cloth lettered in black to the front board and the spine. The usual fading (to beige) at the spine and slightly lighter fading to the edges of the front and rear boards overall a VG copy (without a D/W). There is a former owner's name in fountain pen on the FFEP. The interior of the book is in near fine condition. This copy accords with all the issue points for the First English Edition in the excellent Dorothy L Sayers' bibliography by Colleen Gilbert (A3 b.I). Rare. The first Lord Peter Wimsey.

Synopsis

Whose Body? is the first novel written by Dorothy L. Sayers, and was first published in England by T. Fisher Unwin in 1923. This crime novel begins with the discovery of the naked body of a murder victim in the bathtub, and the confusion surrounding the identity of the victim. Sayers was a popular author in her lifetime, and is well known for feminist ideas, though she described here characterizations of both men and women as being descriptions of "ordinary human beings." Whose Body? is The first book of the Lord Peter Wimsey Series, which is popular among fans of detective stories still, almost a century after it was first published.

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Bookseller
James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
355490716176
Title
WHOSE BODY?
Author
SAYERS DOROTHY L
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Unwin
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1923

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James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

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About James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

James M Pickard (Rare Books) is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA).

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edges
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First Edition
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A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]
fine
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Cloth
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spine
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