London: W. Collins & Co Ltd., . First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition, later issue & binding. Octavo, original black cloth titled in red on spine and front panel, border in red on front panel. 269 pp +  pp ads at rear. The ads are for "NEW 7/6 DETECTIVE NOVELS" and list Miles Burton - THE HARDWAY DIAMONDS MYSTERY (1930); Virgil Markham - SHOCK! (1930); Willard K. Smith - THE BOWERY MURDER (1929) and Vernon Loder - THE SHOP WINDOW MURDERS (1930). The list of books by Macdonald at the front lists 5 titles, 2 of which (THE RASP & THE WHITE CROW) are mysteries, all of which are pre-1930. Text block fine; covers scuffed 7 stained with some wear to the cloth. A ood to Very Good copy, lacking the dust jacket. Good. Item #310954
The third Anthony Getherin Detective Novel, and a classic. Most bibliographies refer to the First Edition of this book as being issued by Collins Crime Club in orange cloth with black lettering, and we agree that this is the case; however, this appears to be the same sheets in a standard Collins Binding.
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