The Long Divorce.London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1951 Stock Code: 106047
First edition, first impression of the penultimate book featuring Oxford don and amateur sleuth Dr Gervase Fen, who first appeared in The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944) and next in Holy Disorders (1945). "Crispin's work is marked by a highly individual sense of light comedy, and by a great flair for verbal deception rather in the Christie manner" (Julian Symonds, Bloody Murder, From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History, 1973, p. 152).
Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With dust jacket.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Contents slightly foxed; an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with toned spine and rubbed extremities.
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