Item #23377 SOME BURIED CAESAR. Rex Stout.


New York, Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, [1939]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-296 [297-299: excerpt for TOO MANY COOKS] [300-304: blank], original light green cloth, front and spine stamped in black, top edge stained light green, fore edge uncut, bottom edge rough cut. First edition. The sixth Nero Wolfe mystery novel. First published in The American Magazine in a condensed version as "The Red Bull." "To a large extent, CAESAR is Archie's case, the type of book that inspired Howard Haycraft to call Archie 'the one example in history...of a Watson who steals the play from his Holmes, and a first-rate HOLMES to boot'" - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 755-756. Hubin, pp. 777-778. Townsend, Rex Stout: An Annotated and Secondary Bibliography, A18b. A fine copy in a very good or somewhat better dust jacket with rubbing to front flap fold edge, 16 mm closed tear to the upper front panel with crease, mild shelf wear to spine ends and a small sliver chip at lower left front corner at spine fold. A bright copy. (23377). Item #23377

Price: $4,500.00

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