Cover Her Face

by James, P D

Cover Her Face is the debut 1962 crime novel of P. D. James. It details the investigations by her poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh into the death of a young, ambitious maid, surrounded by a family which has reasons to want her gone - or dead. The title is taken from a passage from John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi: "Cover her face. Mine eyes dazzle; she died young."

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by James, P.D.

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1962
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NY: Scribners, 1962. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1st, brick cloth, vg (slt. cocked, discolored top edge) in vg dj w/ $3.95 price. Dj has minor wear and one short tear at top of spine, and a wrinkle aat the bottom of the rear panel. 254 pp. SIGNED on the title page.
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1966
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First American Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition, first printing. Signed by P. D. James on the title page. Bound in publisher's rust colored cloth with spine lettered in black. Near Fine with slight bruising to spine ends in Near Fine dust jacket with light wear at spine ends, light indents… Read more about this item
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1962
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London: Faber and Faber, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good with cloth heavily faded at edges and moderately faded at spine. Foxing to end sheets and lightly to edge of page block. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with publisher's price intact, light edge wear, and a bit of rubbing at corners… Read more about this item
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by James, P.D. (Illustrations by Jonathan Burton.)

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London: Folio Society 2008. (Hardcover in slipcase) 216pp. Fine, no dust jacket. Red illustrated cloth in near fine dark blue slipcase. Color frontispiece and illustrations. The slipcase is lightly bumped. "Exactly three months before the killing at Martingale MRS Maxie gave a dinner-party. Years later, when the trial was a half-forgotten scandal and the… Read more about this item
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by James, P.D

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London: Faber and Faber, 1962. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original green cloth. Lengthily signed by the author on the title page with the added words, "P.D. James He knew with a sudden and heart-lifting certainty that they would meet again. And when that happened the right words would be found." The inscription is the final… Read more about this item
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by James, P.D.

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First Edition
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1966
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by James on the title page. Fine in a Fine jacket, unclipped ($3.95), some rubbing at the back panel. Brick red buckram with black ink lettering on the spine. Square and firmly bound, clean internally. The debut novel from James, also the first to feature her detective… Read more about this item
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by JAMES P D

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1962
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London: Faber, 1962. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards just a little rubbed and dulled, a few small, white spots to the cloth, faint partial toning to… Read more about this item
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Cover Her Face

by James, P.D.

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Reprint
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1976
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Paperback
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9780722150320
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London: Sphere Books Limited, 1976. The very first Dalgleish story originally published in 1962. This copy is unmarked and the spine is uncreased. Very light wear only.. Reprint. Vintage Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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by JAMES, P. D.

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London: Faber and Faber, 1962. London: Faber and Faber, [1962]. First edition of the author's first novel. Octavo (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 185 x 125 mm). [1]-254, [2, blank] pp. Publisher's full green cloth. Spine lettered in gilt. Cloth with some browning to edges, and foxing to boards. Endpapers and text black edges with some… Read more about this item
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Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 1)

Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 1)

by James, P.D.

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Scribner, 2001. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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by James, P D

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1987
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London: Sphere, 1987. Reprint. Paperback. Fair. Reprinted paperback edition in fair condition with creasing to spine and minor wear to cover..Edges and pages clean and clear. No inscription or other writing throughout. A more than acceptable copy for reading.
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by James, P.D.

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Touchstone. Very Good. 2001. Soft Cover. 9780743219570 (G532) .
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by James, P. D.

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1987
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This book shows the spine creases and slight skewing of the spine so often seen in paperback books. It is also another book that met the wrath of the book biting cat, so there are a trio of puncture wounds to the lower right corner of the front cover. The 254 pages are undamaged, clean and tight. … Read more about this item
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COVER HER FACE

by James, P.D.

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1966
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the author's first novel, and the first to feature her recurring character detective Adam Dalgliesh. "Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a beautiful young woman who was many things to many people - all of them bad" (Bourgeau, p.160). Hubin, p.216. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); rust-colored cloth, with… Read more about this item
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by James, P. D.

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1966
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD+/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, ATTRACTIVE DUSTJACKET. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. FIRST PRINTING. The author's… Read more about this item
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COVER HER FACE

by JAMES, P.D.

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1966
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NY: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS. A-6.66 (v), 2 CLOSED EDGE TEARS TO THE UNCLIPPED DJ, CLEAN, UNMARKED COPY. . VG. Hardcover. First Edition. 1966.
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Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 1)

Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 1)

by James, P.D.

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2001
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by JAMES P D

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1962
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London: Faber, 1962 first edition first issue (preceeds US) of James' first work, dust jacket is unclipped, lightly surface soiled by handling, small split 8mm long at top corner, light crease to edge of inside dust jacket flap, BOOK cloth lightly sunned to spine, small 5mm split near top of upper joint, some slight fading to the bottom edge… Read more about this item
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Cover Her Face

by P.D.James

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Second Printing 209
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2008
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London: Folio Society Ltd. Fine. 2008. Second Printing 209. Decarative Boards. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo Hardcover Hardcover in fine excellent slipcase Slipcase london We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types… Read more about this item
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Cover Her Face

by James, P D

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1962
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USA: Scribners, 1962. A first edition first printing published by Scribners in 1962. A very good book without inscriptions in a very good+ or better dustwrapper unclipped and has a trifle wear to the corners and to the spine tips. One faint pencil number to the front flap. Some wear to the corners. The author scarce first book. … Read more about this item
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