The first of Asimov's series of Black Widower mystery story collections. In I. Asimov they were described in this way: 'The stories are entirely conversational. The six club members discuss matters in a quarrelsome, idiosyncratic way.' After the meal, a guest reveals a mystery that baffles the club members but is always sorted out by the waiter in the end (p. 373). The Black Widowers club is based on the Trapdoor Spiders, a New York social club of which Asimov was a longtime member. First edition (stated). A fine copy (a bit of foxing in the front gutter) in a fine dust jacket with a bit of fading at the spine, as usual. Uncommon in nice condition. This book comes from a large collection of Isaac Asimov first editions, including many signed and especially fine copies. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This book is the first of six books that describe mysteries solved by a private men's club known as the Black Widowers. It is a collection of short stories, and is a "straight" mystery containing no science fiction. Each story involves the club members' knowledge of trivia.
Title: Tales of the Black Widowers
Publication Date: 1974
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2766917272
Book Description Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st. SPEC.SCI-FI-Fine regular size hardcover in a near fine, lightly worn jacket. Glue stain on the lower endpaper, possibly a publisher's defect. white w/black lettering Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # Sept16-16shul20
Book Description Doubleday 1974-06-01, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. 0385083033 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0385083033