Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. / The Crime Club, Inc., 1929. First American Edition. Attractive copy of this Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title and Berkeley's fifth novel featuring detective Roger Sherringham. A Crime Club offers to crack a case which has stumped Scotland Yard, involving an accidental death by poisoned chocolates intended for a member of the aristocracy. Hubin, p.32; Pronzini & Muller, pp.56-57. Item #2824
First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [x],299,pp. Faint suggestion of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine, and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), showing minimal wear to extremities, a few tiny tears, and an old, circular splash mark to lower front panel, noticeable only on verso; Near Fine.