Item #7042 VERDICT OF TWELVE. Raymond Postgate.

VERDICT OF TWELVE

New York: The Crime Club / Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1940. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the English author's first novel, set in late 1930s England and centered around the trial of a middle-aged widow accused of poisoning her nephew. Her trial is seen through the eyes of each of the twelve jurors, who weight the evidence for themselves as they try to reach a unanimous verdict. A success upon publication, with a gratifying plot twist at the end. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Hubin, p.322; Nehr, pp.170-171; Barzun & Taylor 2704. Item #7042

First Printing. Octavo (19.75cm); orange cloth, with titling and Crime Club logo stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [xii],[2],3-273,[3]pp. Touch of offsetting to pastedowns, else Fine in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $2.00), with trivial wear to extremities and a few tiny tears.

Price: $1,250.00

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