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Henderson, Lesley
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers - SIGNED BY 90 MEMBERS OF THE CWA
(Chicago and London: St James Press 1991). Third Edition (published as a First Edition in 1980). Published bright red boards with silver lettering to the front board and spine. Not issued with a D/W. A UNIQUE COPY GIVEN AS A GIFT TO HERBERT HARRIS (1911-1995), FORMERLY PRESIDENT OF THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION AND SIGNED BY 90 MEMBERS OF THE CWA. [Herbert Harris was formerly the editor of RED HERRINGS, the Crime Writers' Association's bulletin of news in the field of crime writing]. There is a presentation label on the half-title page: "Presented to Herbert Harris/ by the Crime Writers' Association/ in recognition of/ his outstanding editorship of the John Creasey Crime Collection/ over twenty-four years/ September 1991. Laid in is a letter from Anthea Fraser Secretary of the Crime Writers Association on CWA headed paper and dated 24th September 1991: Anthea Fraser, "Owlswick", 22 Chiltern Way, Tring, Herts HP23 5JX. Tel:044-282-8496 to Herbert Harris, Tara, 20 Castle Court, Ventnor, IoW, PO38 1UE: Dear Herbert, Well, here it is at last, with best wishes from all of us. As some of the signatures are difficult to make out I enclose an alphabetical list of them, though occasionally, due to the different shapes and sizes of the labels, the order may vary slightly. Not everyone who's signed is listed in the book - in some cases surprisingly - but they all wanted to join in the presentation. Barry Pike and Richard La Porte wrote some of the essays. We hope you will have many hours of pleasure browsing through the book, in the knowledge and appreciation from your colleagues at C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA. [LEICESTER, United Kingdom]
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