THE DEPARTMENT OF QUEER COMPLAINTS

Carr, John Dickson, writing as "Carter Dickson."

Published by William Morrow and Company, 1940
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Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-241 [242: blank], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed. First edition. Collects eleven stories, including good unrationalized weird tales. The author's first book of short stories. Seven of eleven stories feature Colonel March of Scotland Yard, head of the Department of Queer Complaints. "Carr used Jamesian techniques and references in a number of novels and short stories, "Blind Man's Hood" is utterly Jamesian ." - Pardoe, The James Gang, p. 6. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 25. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Queen's Quorum #94. Hubin (1994), p. 234. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing, mainly to corners and spine ends, small closed tear to lower front panel and two tiny tears upper spine end. An attractive copy of an important book which is very difficult to find in superior condition. (#125388). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE DEPARTMENT OF QUEER COMPLAINTS
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Publication Date: 1940

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Carr, John Dickson ( Writing as Carter Dickson )
Published by N.Y. / New York: Dell # 65, 1940 ( Actually 1944 ), 1st Dell Edition, First Printing, New York, NY (1944)
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Book Description N.Y. / New York: Dell # 65, 1940 ( Actually 1944 ), 1st Dell Edition, First Printing, New York, NY, 1944. Soft Cover. Condition: Fair (see description). Gerald Gregg cover Art (illustrator). First Printing. ----------paperback, a solid copy but Fair only, heavily creased on both covers, loss at lower spine tip, loss along bottom edge on rear cover and some pages but no text is affected, a bit of browning to pages, ---a Dell Map Back edition, ----, this contains: The New Invisible Man; Footprint in the Sky; The Crime in Nobody's Room; Hot Money; Death in the Dressing Room; The Silver Curtain; Error at Daybreak, these are all Colonel March mysteries, the original hardcover edition contained 11 stories of which 4 were NOT Colonel March stories, ---in 1952 Colonel March Investigates was released as a movie starring Boris Karloff,as well -- Karloff starred in 26 episodes of Colonel March of Scotland Yard -- a British / UK television series, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Seller Inventory # 161269

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