They Found Him DeadLondon: Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, 1937 Stock Code: 143034
NotesFirst edition, first impression, in a bright example of the notably uncommon jacket. They Found Him Dead is the third of Heyer's detective novels to feature Superintendent Hannasyde and Sergeant Hemingway who "as middle-class crime professionals were unusual at a time when writers of detective novels had largely so far used upper-class amateurs as their sleuths" (Orlando).
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in gilt, striped band to spine and front cover in black, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket by Chesterman.
Contemporary birthday inscription to front free endpaper. New Zealand bookseller's stamp to verso of final leaf. Spine gently cocked, negligible rubbing to spine ends, cloth bright, light foxing to book block edges and outer leaves; an attractive example in very good condition, in the well-preserved jacket with browned spine and tiny nicks to extremities.
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