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The Dark Tunnel. by  Kenneth MILLAR - First Edition - 1944 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 112554)

The Dark Tunnel.

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The Dark Tunnel.

by MILLAR, Kenneth

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New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1944. The author's first book, the scarcest of his works First edition, first printing, of the author's first book. Written while he was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, this is the scarcest of Millar's works, with just two copies traced at auction in the dust jacket.
It was later published in 1955 under the title I Die Slowly, and is one of four books published under Millar's real name, prior to publication of the Lew Archer series under his pseudonym John Ross Macdonald. Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine in black. With dust jacket. Housed in a black cloth flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine slightly rolled. An excellent copy in the jacket with some minor loss to spine ends, chip and closed tear to head of front panel, and some nicks and rubbing to extremities. Hubin p. 285.


When Dr. Robert Branch's best friend ends up dead he knows it is the work of an underground Nazi group on the campus of the University where he works, and that he could be next. T his is the first book by Kenneth Millar, who later wrote under the pseudonym Ross MacDonald to not get confused with his wife Margaret Millar who was achieving her own fame in mysteries. -

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Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
The Dark Tunnel.
MILLAR, Kenneth
Book condition
second hand
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company,
Date Published

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Peter Harrington

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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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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
rolled spine or spine rolled. Damage to a book created by pressure to the spine making it fold or crease in the cover. Damage... [more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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