Detective Fiction Including The Alexis Galanos Collection

Detective Fiction Including The Alexis Galanos Collection

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Ngaio Marsh | Vintage Murder, 1937

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February 4, 04:29 PM GMT


800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Details


Ngaio Marsh

Vintage Murder. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1937

FIRST EDITION, 8vo, frontispiece diagram, original red cloth lettered in white, DUST-JACKET, very slightly skewed, ownership signature on front fixed endpaper, minor browning to endpapers, publisher's ink stamp to lower fixed endpaper, soiled dust-jacket frayed at extremities with some minor loss, price label removed from spine

Manfred A. Bertram writing in Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (London, 1980) states "There are three aspects of Ngaio Marsh's work which stand out: the theatrical flavour, her detective and the characterisations. It is probably because of these three that her detective fiction has been popular for so long."


The Alexis Galanos Collection