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Whose Body?

By Sayers, Dorothy L




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.

First edition identification and notes

First editions can command up to $2,000.00 for the UK edition, and first U.S. editions, printed by Boni and Liverlight the same year, can range up to $1,500.00. This book remains highly collectible, as the first work of an important author and of an important series in the amateur detective genre. Common defects included damage to the cover and spine (of the book, not the victim in the story), and age-tanned pages. 


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Whose Body?

SAYERS, Dorothy L.

Boni and Liveright, 1923. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original blue cloth with black rules and lettering to front and spine, very slight corner wear, small brown mark on rear board, with extremely clean pages and endpapers, no foxing at all, and no 'Inc' on the title page. An unusually nice copy of the author's first novel, introducing Lord Peter Wimsey, the stylish English aristocrat and amateur detective. The US edition preceded the UK edition, so this is also the true first printing, and is scarce thus.

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WHOSE BODY?

SAYERS DOROTHY L

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.

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Whose Body? (Adrian Goldstone copy)

Sayers, Dorothy L.

London (1935): Victor Gollancz Ltd. First Ediiton Thus. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo, 288 pages; first 2/6 edition of 1935 and first reissue of the first Sayers novel, with the new Preface. Preliminary Note: "This re-issue of WHOSE BODY? (which has received some corrections and amendments from MISS SAYERS) has for a Preface a short biography of Lord Peter Wimsey, brought up to date (May 1935) and communicated by his uncle PAUL AUSTIN DELAGARDIE." Publisher's red cloth, spine printed in black. Bookplate of Adrian Goldstone, John Steinbeck's bibliographer, on front pastedown. Spine slightly faded. A handsome, clean, very good copy.

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L Sayers

2019-01-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

2009-01-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body? (BBC Radio Collection)

Dorothy L. Sayers

2010-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $112.75


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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Series) (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

2011-05-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Dorothy L. Sayers

2014-08-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body?: The First Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (Vintage Classics)

Dorothy L. Sayers

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Dorothy L. Sayers

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

1995-03-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L Sayers

2019-01-15. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

2009-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Audio))

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Tantor Audio. MP3 CD. 1400151643 . New. 2005-11-01. MP3 Una.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Audio))

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Tantor Audio. MP3 CD. 1400151643 . New.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Audio))

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Tantor Audio. MP3 CD. 1400151643 . New.

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Whose Body? (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery, World Classics in Large Print, British Authors)

Dorothy L. Sayers

2011-07-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L Sayers

1999-05-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body?: Special Edition

Dorothy L. Sayers

2018-05-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Series) (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

2011-05-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

1987-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

2009-01-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

2019-01-15. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Audio))

Dorothy L. Sayers

Chivers Audio Books, 1988-05-01. Audio Cassette. Good.

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Whose Body ?

Sayers, Dorothy L.

London: Collins, 1111. First Thus. hardcover. Good. 16mo. blue cloth. sl wear edges sp. and corners, date c.1930s no inscrip . 1st novel.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Paperback. Very Good.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Paperback. Good.

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Whose Body?: The First Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (Vintage Classics)

Dorothy L. Sayers

2019-04-30. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Whose body?

Dorothy L Sayers

London: W Collins Sons and Co. c1923 W Collins Sons and Co pocket hardback; acceptable copy, aged, faded spine with split spine edge, pencil note inside with date and about the dedication, good reading copy inside, no dj; UK dealer, immediate dispatch . Acceptable. Hardcover. 1st Edition.. 1923.

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Price: £39.36
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Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

G K Hall & Co, 1979-06. Hardcover. Good.

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Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Bourbon Street Books, 2014. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Sayers, Dorothy L.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

1995-03-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $43.39


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Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940. 6th Impression . Very Good/Good. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Dust jacket: Scarce original jacket. Large section missing from foot of spine, wear to head of spine, light marking to covers, faint cup ring to rear cover, some darkening to spine. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Blue cloth binding with some fading to spine, light bumping to corners. Pencil inscription to front endpaper. Light foxing to pages edges, clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.55; Oceania £15.13; Rest of World £14.56. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 288

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

Avon Murder Mystery Monthly, 1943. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $40.47


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Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Bourbon Street Books, 2014. Paperback. New. 8 x 5.31 cm.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

HarperTorch, 1995-07-11. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Whose Body?

Sayers, Dorothy L

London: Victor Gollancz. Hardcover. 8th printing. Cheap War Edition. . Very Good. 1944. 2nd Edition.

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Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Dorothy L. Sayers

2014-08-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $33.39


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Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Bourbon Street Books, 2014. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0.

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Whose Body?

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Bibliotech Press. Hardcover. 1618953923 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Whose Body?: Avon Book Company

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Avon Book Company, 1943. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Sayers, Dorothy L.

HarperTorch, 1995-07-11. Paperback. As New.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

Wildside Press, 2009-01-23. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Bourbon Street Books, 2014. Paperback. New. 8 x 5.31 cm.

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WHOSE BODY?

Sayers, Dorothy L.

NY: AVON.. 1948. Reprint. Reprint of the 1943 paperback edition. A very good copy in pictorial printed wrappers. (Traces of mild shelf wear) Lord Peter Wimsey. Cover art by Ann Cantor. .

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Whose Body

Dorothy L. Sayers

Avon Murder Mystery Monthly, 1943. Good condition, with clear tape repair to the spine. Uncommon. Avon Murder Mystery Monthly #14. General wear, with an inch of the spine label missing.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Dorothy L. Sayers

HarperTorch, 1995-08-01. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear.

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Wildside Press. Hardcover. 143440403X Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

Harpercollins, 1987-01-01. Unknown Binding. Used:Good.

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Whose body?

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Harper, 1956. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $21.11