THE PLAGUE COURT MURDERS. John Dickson Carr, "Carter Dickson"


New York: William Morrow and Company, 1934. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-312, original black cloth, front and spine stamped in red. First edition. The first Sir Henry Merrivale novel. "An air of brooding and macabre menace is set up in the early pages and expertly maintained throughout" - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 211. Adey, Locked Room Murders and Other Impossible Crimes (1991), 613. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), 1115. Some mild age darkening to text block, interior gutter margins discolored, spine lettering a touch faded to orange from red, spine ends a little rubbed a very good or somewhat better copy. (16853). Item #16853

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