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COVER HER FACE by  P.D James - First American Edition - 1966 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 3530)

COVER HER FACE

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COVER HER FACE

by James, P.D

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the author's first novel, and the first to feature her recurring character detective Adam Dalgliesh. "Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a beautiful young woman who was many things to many people - all of them bad" (Bourgeau, p.160). Hubin, p.216. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); rust-colored cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-254,[2]pp. Faint sprinkle of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustjacket, with two faint, shallow damp marks along lower edge (noticeable only on verso).

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Cover Her Face is the debut 1962 crime novel of P. D. James. It details the investigations by her poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh into the death of a young, ambitious maid, surrounded by a family which has reasons to want her gone - or dead. The title is taken from a passage from John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi: "Cover her face. Mine eyes dazzle; she died young."

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book dealer
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
3530
Title
COVER HER FACE
Author
James, P.D
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1966

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