The Clue of the Rising Moon.London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1935 Stock Code: 127533
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of Williams's popular detective novel featuring Trevor Dene, a "young Detective Sergeant from Scotland Yard who has Holmesian powers of observation and deduction" (Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers). Williams, initially a foreign affairs and war correspondent for The Daily Mail, was described by Harold Nicolson as "far too intelligent to be employed by such a paper" (Nicolson, p. 60). Published in the US in the same year. An uncommon work, with just four copies traced institutionally in the UK.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket.
Spine gently rolled and faded, light rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, a very good, fresh copy in the uncommon jacket with faded spine, tips and spine ends slightly chipped and rubbed, faint foxing to rear cover, a little creasing to extremities, short closed tear to foot of front panel, another to head.
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