Mrs McGinty's Dead.London, for the Crime Club by Collins, 1952 Stock Code: 136239
NotesFirst UK edition, first impression, of this Poirot mystery; this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorothy from Agatha". Dorothy North, daughter-in-law of the 12th Baron North, was a member of Christie's London inner social circle in the 30s. Her daughter, Susan and Christie's daughter, Rosalind were best friends in their 20s, they are joint dedicatees of Christie's 1939 novel, Murder is Easy. In 1937 Dorothy was entrusted with presenting the eighteen year old Rosalind at court; Christie, as a divorcee was not permitted to do so. Dorothy is the dedicatee of another Poirot novel,One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940).
Octavo. Original red boards, title to spine in black. With supplied dust jacket.
Cloth somewhat rubbed, bumped, some light splash marks, the price-clipped jacket similarly rubbed, and a little frayed and sunned at spine, spotting visible to lower panel, very good.
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