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MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY ..

by Haycraft, Howard

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New York, London: D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated, 1941. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xiii [xiv] xv-xviii [1-2] 3-409 [410-412: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], seventeen inserted plates, cloth. First edition, first printing with "(1)" at base of text on page 409. The first book about detective fiction as a literary form to be published in the United States. A landmark study. "An extremely thorough and sensible treatment of its subject." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989) 4316. Gold lettering on spine panel tarnished, a very good copy in poor chipped and soiled dust jacket. (#64082)

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Bookseller
L. W. Currey, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
64082
Title
MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY ..
Author
Haycraft, Howard
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated
Place of Publication
New York, London
Date Published
1941
Keywords
Mystery & Crime; (Reference)

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