The Body in the Library


Published by Dodd, Mead, New York, 1942
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Fine Editions Ltd (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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First Printing (the true first, published three months before the British edition). Demy 8vo: [6],245,[1]pp. Publisher's orange cloth embossed in black, fore-edge untrimmed. A superior example of this cheaply done wartime production, fine, tight and bright, with barely a hint of shelf-wear, wanting the dust jacket. Wagstaff & Poole, pp. 186-93. Barzun & Taylor 754. The body that turns up in the married colonel's library is that of a dancing hostess from a neighboring seaside hotel. The second novel (of twelve) in which Christie's genteel elderly spinster detective, Miss Jane Marple, appears, here predicting a second murder and averting a third. Christie thought the opening of The Body in the Library the best she ever wrote, and the critics considered it one of her very best novels (Barzun and Taylor call it "superb"). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1579

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Title: The Body in the Library

Publisher: Dodd, Mead, New York

Publication Date: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American Edition.

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