20th Century Detective Stories

Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1948. Hardcover. Inscribed by Ellery Queen on the front endpaper. Illustrated by Seymour Nydorf. Very Good in an about Very Good jacket, unclipped without a price, rubbed and toned, some small chips to the edges, faded at the spine. Grey buckram, some surface soiling at spots, with brown ink and gilt lettering and designs on the spine and front board. Square and firmly bound with a dark red top stain, bookplate within the front board, lightly toned at the endpapers and pages. A collection of fourteen stories by the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Agatha Christie, G.K. Chesterton, T.S. Stribling, and others. Importantly, this is the first appearance of the famous Queen's Quorum list of the 101 most important books of detective and crime stories. Very Good / Good. Item #2978

Price: $250.00

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