Cover Her Face

by James, P D

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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Cover Her Face.

by James, P.D

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1962
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London: Faber and Faber, 1962. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original green cloth. Lengthily signed by the author on the title page with the added words, "P.D. James He knew with a sudden and heart-lifting certainty that they would meet again. And when that happened the right words would be found." The inscription is the final… Read more
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1962
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London: Faber and Faber, 1962. Inscribed First edition, first impression, of the debut novel of this great crime writer. This is copy is inscribed by the author, "To Geir Moe Sorensen with every good wish from the author P. D. James" on the front endpaper, and inscribed "To Moe P. D. James" on the title. Cover Her Face is… Read more
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Cover Her Face

by James, P. D.

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1962
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London: Faber, 1962. First. hardcover. Very good./Very good.. A very good first edition with a charming inscription by James on the front free endpaper to a close friend ("with love") and the humorous comment ("P.S. I wrote it! You bought it!!!). The author's first book. Housed in a custom-made set of slipcases.
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Cover Her Face

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1962
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London: Faber, 1962. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards just a little rubbed and dulled, a few small, white spots to the cloth, faint partial toning to… Read more
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Cover Her Face

by JAMES, P.D.

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1962
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London: Faber & Faber, 1962. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG+/VG. 8vo. Gilt lettered green pastel cloth in price clipped dust jacket. This copy signed by the author on the title page. The first mystery from the late Dame Phyllis. Book is edgeworn but bright. Jacket is complete with slight darkening at spine and general wear and rubbing especially to… Read more
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COVER HER FACE.

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London: Faber and Faber, [1962]., 1962. First edition. First edition. Author's first mystery. Introduces C.D.I. Adam Dalgliesh. Lightly foxed at top edges, else a fine, bright copy in dust jacket. Headstrong and beautiful, the young, beautiful and headstrong housemaid Sally Jupp is found strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find… Read more
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London: Faber, 1962. A first edition first printing published by Faber in 1962. A very good book without inscriptions with one light staining to the front board, with some wear to the corners appears - unread. In a very good+ or better dustwrapper unclipped and has a trifle wear to the corners. The author scarce first book. … Read more
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Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #1)

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Charles Scribner's Sons. Collectible - Very Good. INSCRIBED! NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962. 1st US edition. 8vo Hardcover. 254pp. Inscribed by author: 'To Ted Parett // With best wishes // P. D. James' on front free endpaper. Near Fine book and Very Good dust jacket. Burnt orange cloth with black spine lettering, illustrated dust jacket with three B/W… Read more
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD+/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, ATTRACTIVE DUSTJACKET. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. FIRST PRINTING. The author's… Read more
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by James on the title page. Fine in a Fine jacket, unclipped ($3.95), some rubbing at the back panel. Brick red buckram with black ink lettering on the spine. Square and firmly bound, clean internally. The debut novel from James, also the first to feature her detective… Read more
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COVER HER FACE.

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1962]., 1962. First edition. First U. S. edition. Author's first mystery. Introduces C.D.I. Adam Dalgliesh. A fine, bright, unread copy in dust jacket. Headstrong and beautiful, the young, beautiful and headstrong housemaid Sally Jupp is found strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer… Read more
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Cover Her Face

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962. first American Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1962, First edition, first printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original cloth, dust jacket. First American Edition. Signed by James on decorative bookplate mounted to front free endpaper. A nice… Read more
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Cover Her Face

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New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1966. Handsome copy. No flaws, crisp tight and square. First printing with Scribner's A on copyright page. Jacket is fresh and bright as is textblock. Author's first book. In mylar. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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COVER HER FACE

by JAMES, P.D.

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Cover Her Face

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New York: Scribner. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. First American Edition with "A-6.66 (v) " printed on copyright page. Signed by the Author. Author's first novel. Fine brownish-red cloth with black lettering title on spine. Near Fine Plus Dust Jacket with tiny chipping of spine top and bottom and near front edge.… Read more
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COVER HER FACE

by James, P.D.

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1966
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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… Read more
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Cover Her Face

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New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1962. Nice copy in orange brown boards with one lightly bumped tip and light cupping to base of spine. First printing. Attractive, clean copy. Subtle spine lean. Textblock tight and square. Owner signature on front endpaper. No other markings. Price intact jacket is bright and fresh with… Read more
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Cover Her Face

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USA: Scribners, 1962. A first edition first printing published by Scribners in 1962. A very good book without inscriptions in a very good+ or better dustwrapper unclipped and has a trifle wear to the corners and to the spine tips. One faint pencil number to the front flap. Some wear to the corners. The author scarce first book. … Read more
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(New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons: Copyright 1962 by P.D. James) First US Edition. A-6.66[v]. ‘1-4530’ at foot of spine of jacket. Cloth (that is, hard covers) pp. 254. An ownership signature at head of front free endpaper. An about fine copy in like dust-jacket which has the date ‘June 66’ on its front flap and a photographic study of… Read more
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Cover Her Face

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1962
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COVER HER FACE

by JAMES, P.D.

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1966
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Cover Her Face

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COVER HER FACE

by James, P.D.

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1966
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First American Edition. Fine/Very Good. first impression, 254pp. Bound in brick cloth, spine lettering black. A-6.66 (v) on copyright page. A fine copy, with no markings of any kind; first printing of author's first book, with 1-4530 at foot of jacket spine and June "66 on front flap; 2 inch… Read more
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Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #1)

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Cover Her Face

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Cover Her Face: Signed Collector's Edition, Easton Press

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The Easton Press, 2009-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. . SIGNED by the author on the limitation page, includes certificate of authenticity. Full leather cover with gilt decoration and raised bands, printed on acid-neutral paper with sewn pages, decorative endpapers, all edges gilt, satin-ribbon bookmark. A copy in near fine condition, with a minor scratch on the… Read more
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Cover Her Face

by P.D. James

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Cover Her Face (Adam Dagliesh Mystery Series #1)

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Cover Her Face

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Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #1)

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Cover Her Face

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Cover Her Face

by P. D. James

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1979
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Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #1)

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Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 1)

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