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MacDonald, Philip
The White Crow
New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press, 1929 (c.1928). New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1929 (c.1928). 3rd printing. Hardcover. [a beautiful copy, with just the tiniest bit of shelfwear to the bottom edges; jacket has one short closed tear at bottom of front panel, a touch of wear at the base of the spine, and shows some faint soiling in the lighter areas, but by and large is clean and fresh and quite attractive].Extremely scarce early mystery novel, MacDonald's second solo effort in the genre and also the second to feature amateur sleuth Colonel Anthony Gethryn, introduced in "The Rasp" (1924), who repeatedly assisted Scotland Yard in solving baffling cases over the course of eleven novels, all published between 1924 and 1938 except for the last, "The List of Adrian Messenger," which appeared in 1959. As described by critic Melvyn Barnes, Gethryn was "very much the attractive and stiff-upper-lipped hero but one who, for a change, does not resort to violence or unnecessary dramatics."The novel had two printings in the U.S. in October 1928; this is the third, from January of the following year. (Hold out for the first printing if you must, but you're not likely to find any copy in as nice condition as this one.) .
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