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The Nine Tailors

by Sayers, Dorothy

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  • good
  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and company, 1934. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/Poor. Stated first edition, in orange cloth. First issue dust jacket with church and moon on front, Dashiel Hammett blurb at bottom of rear panel. Jacket well rubbed and chipped, held together by paper repairs. Book has library stamps to endpapers, but not other markings. Else, better than average.


The ninth Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy Sayers. Wimsey tries to solve the murder of an unknown corpse in a quiet country churchyard. The ‘Nine Tailors’ from the title is a reference to nine strokes of a church bell announcing when a man from the village has died. The novel incorporates ‘Change ringing as an integral part of this story. The Nine Tailors is considered by many to be Dorothy Sayers finest literary achievement

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The Nine Tailors
Sayers, Dorothy
Book condition
second hand - Good
Jacket condition
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1st Edition
Harcourt, Brace and company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published

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