The Nine Tailors

by Sayers, Dorothy

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

First Edition Identification and Notes

The first UK edition by Victor Gollancz, Inc. London was published in 1934. The UK edition has a yellow dust jacket printed in black, a blank front flap and three ads on the rear flap. The rear panel contains an ad for Anthony Adverse and "Publication Date: January 8Th 1934" at the top with a comment by Noel Coward at the bottom. The first US edition was published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, NYin 1934. The first issue dust jacket has a church and moon on the front panel, a Dashiel Hammett blurb at bottom of rear panel with five titles above, and a $2 price on the bottom of front flap.

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UNNATURAL DEATH

by SAYERS, DOROTHY

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1936
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London: GOLLANCZ, 1936. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION THIRD PRINTING IN DUST JACKET WITH TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY DOROTHY SAYERS.
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The Nine Tailors

by Sayers, Dorothy

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Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. Hardcover. Good. Good condition with light wear to cover. Missing DJ.
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The Nine Tailors

by Sayers, Dorothy

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1934
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First American Edition
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934. First American Edition . Orange Cloth. Very Good + Book/Poor Dustjacket. 331 pp. Stated first edition, but actually this is the first printing of the first American edition. Spine a little worn and bumped at top and bottom without fraying. Hinges strong, pages clean internally with very light… Read more
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The Nine Tailors

by Sayers, Dorothy

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1934
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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… Read more
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The Nine Tailors: Changes Rung on an old Theme in two short touches and tow full peals

by Sayers, Dorothy

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Harcourt, Brace. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. No Dust Jacket. Owner's name on endpage. Front hinge cracked. Dampstained. (mystery, fiction, detective)
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Nine Tailors - Lord Peter Wimsey vol. 9

by Dorothy Sayers

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1966
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The Nine Tailors

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1962
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A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1962. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Reprint of the 1934 original. Red leatherette boards clean, light edge wear; binding tight. Text clean and unmarked, no creases or tears.
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The Nine Tailors

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1936-01-01
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Harcourt Brace, 1936-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1934 Printing. Ex-library copy with usual markings and attachments. Ex-library copy with usual markings and attachments. Binding is tight and square. Text is clean but tanned at the edges. No dust jacket. Excerpts from dust jacket are attached to FFEP and inside of back cover. Corners of cover are bumped and edges have… Read more
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The Nine Tailors

by Sayers, Dorothy

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1962
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Book Club Edition
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New York: Harcourt Brace & World. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1962. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. No Dj. .
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THE NINE TAILORS

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HBJ. Mass Market Paperback. Good.
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The Nine Tailors

by Sayers, Dorothy

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2003
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England: NEL, 2003. Book. Very good-. Soft cover. Spine is creased..
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