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The Cape Cod Mystery. by  Phoebe Atwood TAYLOR - First Edition - 1931 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 123529)

The Cape Cod Mystery.

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The Cape Cod Mystery.

by TAYLOR, Phoebe Atwood

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Indianapolis: The Bobb-Merrill Company, 1931. A scarce copy in the jacket of this Haycraft-Queen cornerstone First edition, first printing, a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. This is Taylor's first book and features her "Codfish Sherlock" Asey Mayo. This edition is very scarce, with just two copies traced at auction in the jacket. From the library of the renowned bibliophile Lawrence M. Solomon (1931-2014), with his bookplate to the inside cover of the solander box. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover in green, single rule frame to front cover in blind, top edge blue, pictorial tan endpapers. With dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, light rubbing to extremities, top edge a little faded, small paper mark to foot of front free endpaper; a very good, bright copy in the jacket with, lightly faded spine, a little faint soiling to covers, and slight chipping and creasing to extremities, tape repair to verso. Hubin, p. 389; Reilly, p. 1371.


Dale Sanborn has made a lot of enemies in his career as a muckraking author, philanderer and occasional blackmailer. When he vacations at a cabin in Cape Cod, any of his many visitors... an old girlfriend, his fiancee, an outraged husband, a long-lost brother, etc. ... could have killed him, and all of them wanted to. Asey Mayo, the 'Codfish Sherlock' investigates. The published novel of Phoebe Atwood Taylor, and the first of the Asey Mayo series. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

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The Cape Cod Mystery.
TAYLOR, Phoebe Atwood
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Indianapolis: The Bobb-Merrill Company,
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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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