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And Then There Were None
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940. First American Edition. Hardcover. A tour de force on the following trapeze: invitations go out to a group of people, all of whom have been responsible for the death of someone by negligence or intent. The island on which the party is gathered is owned by the would-be avenger of all those deaths. The events and the tension produced by the gradual polishing off of the undetected culprits are beautifully done. One improbability, well hidden, makes the whole thing possible" (BARZUN & Taylor 496). WAGSTAFF & POOLE, pp.164-165; HUBIN, p.81. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); beige cloth, with titles stamped in red-orange on spine and front cover; red topstain; [vi],264,[2]pp. Touch of fraying at upper edge of crown, faint dust-soil to upper board edges, with a few spots of finger-soil to covers; contents clean, with the topstain bright and even; about Near Fine.
Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books [United States]
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