THE OPERA MURDERS, by Kirby Williams - 1933 [1st Ed]


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The Opera Murders

by Kirby Williams

A novel which follows Dr. Thackeray Place as he investigates crime in Chicago. At the time of publishing, the New York Times book review hailed Kirby Williams--an unattributed pseudonym--as being in the same category with contemporary masters of the mystery genre. 259 pages. 5.25" by 7.5"

Scarce FIRST EDITION, First Printing, with "A" on copyright page. Published by: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1933.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Boards are covered in a green cloth burlap finish.
  • Boards and spine ends exhibit light scuffing.
  • Bottom corners are gently bumped.
  • Spine ends are a little soft.
  • Binding is secure, and slightly cocked.
  • Front pastedown shows 2 creases. Upon close examination, one crease corresponds to a bend in the front board. 
  • Owner's signature on ffep.
  • Text block edges are toned with some dust. Fore edges are deckled, head has faded red inking, foot shows smudge near corner.
  • A few smudges to the interior margins, and some toning.
  • Page 7 shows a .5" tear at bottom edge. Dog-ear style crease to pg 207. 1/4" blemish in foot margin runs pgs 203-209 includes small hole.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • VS20151027

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Binding: Hardcover
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Topic: Mystery Thriller
Year Printed: 1933
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Original/Facsimile: Original
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Author: Kirby Williams
Region: North America
Language: English
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