Octavo. red cloth. Illustrated. A history of the detective story as a literary form, it is an account of the milestones in detective writing, beginning with the invention of the genre by Edgar Allan Poe. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Murder for Pleasure. The Life and Times of ...
Publisher: Appleton-Century Co.
Publication Date: 1941
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First edition.
Book Description New York, London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1943., 1943. Poor exterior cosmetics. Reprint (first published 1941). xx, 409 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 14cm. Lacks dust jacket. Red cloth with obtrusive surface loss and fraying to cloth along spine leaving swath of underlying paper backstrip exposed, associated loss to spine's gilt lettering with remainder quite dulled and/or flaked and difficult to discern, wear and slender loss to cloth along top and bottom board edges, front board's gilt lettering dulled but legible. Some toning to edges but interior pages are clean. Binding is still firm. A poor copy per exterior cosmetics but still a major reference work regarding detective-mystery fiction with such essays/chapters as "Some Reading About the Detective Story" (pages 279-297), "A Detective Story Bookshelf" (pages 298-311), and "Who's Who in Detection" (pages 340-386). Bookseller Inventory # NEW-3372
Book Description D. Appleton-Century Co., 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. Book is in Good condition with no highlighting or underlining to text. No DJ. Crease to the middle of the first few pages. Sticker on first page. DJ not included. Significantly worn around corners and edges. Circular mark to the front cover. Significant wear and discoloration to side. Bookseller Inventory # xm7-8d
Book Description Peter Davies, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1942. 347 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with black lettering. Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks with dog-eared corners. Contains B&W plates. Tanning along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1460372088NAT
Book Description Peter Davies, London, 1942. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Good, Sound and Bright. Reprint. Illus. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004528
Book Description D Appleton & Co, New York and London, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Edition not stated, previous library book, bound in red,gold embossed print on cover, tight binding.Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 001490
Book Description D. Appleton-Century Company, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good. No dust jacket. Pages lightly hued with moderate foxing and creases otherwise in very good condition. Gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000288233
Book Description Peter Davies: London, 1942. Hardcover. Second printing.. 348 pages: introduction by Nicholas Blake. A good reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 40140
Book Description D. Appleton and Company, New York, NY, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 8" x 5.5". [Mys-B]. 409 pp. Illustrated. Hardcover, bound in red cloth with dust jacket. Moderate shelf-wear: tips bruised, light spot on front board; pages are evenly age-toned; jacket has soling and a stain on the front panel with sunned spine, chips and creasing. Bookseller Inventory # 051210
Book Description D. Applelton-Century Company, New York, 1943. Hard Back. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Books cover has a crack in it, stained, some wear and creases. Pages are yellowed from age. Remains of a sticker on fly-page. Some writing on some pages. Bookseller Inventory # EC8186
Book Description Peter Davies., 1942. Book Condition: Good. First reprint. Hard Cover. Book- Good, black titles on spine, red boards, spine sunned. 8x5. 347pp. Frontis, some b/w photos. Bookseller Inventory # 1577429