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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Blake, Nicholas. MINUTE FOR MURDER. New York: Harpers & Brothers, 1949. First American edition. 8vo., publisher's black boards lettered in red to spine & upper board. A very good or better example in like dustwrapper which is reinforced & with small tape repairs on the verso. not a perfect copy to be sure, but still presents well & is very uncomon. Consider by Barzum & Taylor as his masterpiece. One of Cecil Day Lewis's [writing as Blake] sixteen 'Nigel Strangeways' mysteries. Lewis the Poet Laureate superlative forays into the Mystery & Detective genre. He was an academic, critic, translator & literary figure & father to actor Daniel Day Lewis.
Item #31587 Price: US$175.00