THE FASHION IN SHROUDS. Margery Allingham.


New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1938. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1] 2-310, original blue green cloth, spine panel stamped in silver, top edge stained red, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, cream endpapers. First U.S. edition. An Albert Campion novel. "Margery's masterpiece" - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 36. "Margery Allingham was one of the three major Englishwomen mystery writers of the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction' -- the other two. of course, being Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 15. Hubin (1994), p. 13. Gift inscription in ink to upper front free endpaper (though the inscription is signed as Marge - "the clever author," it is not Margery Allingham's hand and not her signature). Spine leaned, spine somewhat color faded, some rubbing to covers, a good to very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some color fade to the pink background color on the spine panel and light shelf wear and rubbing to edges, small closed to at lower front spine fold. (17882). Item #17882

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