An Oxford Tragedy.London : Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1933 Stock Code: 93672
In the scarce jacket, the first of the Oxford-based crime novelsFirst edition, first impression, scarce in the jacket. An Oxford Tragedy is credited with sparking the popularity of crime novels in an Oxford setting. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices - to the appearance of his books, in the famous yellow jackets, a collaborative design between Gollancz himself and the typographer Stanley Morison.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With dust jacket.
Edges and endpapers foxed; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has sunned spine and edges.
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