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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

by HAYCRAFT, Howard

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New York: Biblio and Tannen, 1968. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Newly enlarged edition with Notes on Additions to a Cornerstone Library and the Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective-Crime-Mystery Fiction. Octavo. 409pp. Illustrated from black and white photographs. Two paperclip indentations on front fly, and lightly rubbed on the spine, near fine in a very good dustwrapper with modest chips at the spine. Howard Haycraft's own copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Influential history of the detective story as a literary form, beginning with the invention of the form by Edgar Allan Poe.
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Murder For Pleasure: The Life And Times Of The Detective Story (Signed by Ellery Queen)

by Howard Haycraft

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First American Edition 1st Printing
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U.S.A.: Appleton, 1941. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. From the collection of Adrian and M. B. Goldstone--and signed in pencil to the front free endpaper by Goldstone--who along with his brother--who was Steinbeck's bibliographer--were well known collectors early detective and western fiction. Also signed by Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay) by his photograph on page 167. This copy is in near fine condition with only light age toning ---or would be fine. Published on the 100th anniversary of the detective story (first one was by Poe)--this book covers a "who's who" of detection literature. From "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" to 1941---Haycraft brilliantly chronicles the art form. A great collectible copy.
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Murder For Pleasure. The Life and Times of the Detective Story.

by HAYCRAFT, Howard. With an Introduction by Nicholas Blake.

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Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire
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Peter Davies, London. 1942. First Edition. Hardback with DW. Frontis + illustrations. xxvii, 347 pages. Boards are sunned along bottom margins, slightly worn at extremities, and top corner of front board slightly creased. Pencil annotations to page margins and rear endpaper, the pages are very slightly browned o/w contents clean and sound. The wrapper is worn and slightly chipped and a little soiled and rubbed, the spine is sunned o/w a very good copy of this book in a SCARCE wrapper.
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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

by Howard Haycraft

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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1st printing of 1st edition. Very Good HC in Good DJ. Red cloth over boards, gilt stamped titles on front cover and spine. Few faint, light smudges on covers, otherwise bright, clean, square covers and spine; tightly bound; owner name on front pastedown; age darkened end papers; light acid offsetting from frontispiece to title page leaving few foxing-like spots; clean interior with very slight general age darkening; leaves remain supple. DJ is in paper-backed mylar is complete but for few tiny chips at spine head; spotty light soiling to covers. 8vo, 409 pp; illustrated; index.
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Murder for Pleasure, The Life and Times of the Detective Story [1941, first printing]

by Haycraft, Howard

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Henderson, Nevada
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New York: D. Appleton - Century Company, 1941. PHOTOS UPON REQUEST. Good condition in a Good dust jacket. SCARCE in JACKET. The jacket is protected by a removable Brodart clear-plastic sleeve. NOT price clipped. Spine ends a little frayed. NO owner's name or bookplate. Pages are clean. 1941. First Printing of the First Edition with Appleton's requisite "1" at the end of the final page. Illustrated with 56 photos on 18 plates. This reference is frequently cited in the catalogues of booksellers. See Barzun and Taylor COC 4316: "An extremely thorough and sensible treatment of its subject." Penzler calls this "the first and best comprehensive history of the genre." A Penzler basic reference tool. Index. Bound in the original maroon cloth. Complete with dust jacket.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Good condition/Good dust jacket. Illus. by NOT a library discard. 8vo. xx, 409pp. + 18 plates. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.
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MURDER FOR PLEASURE, The Life and Times of Detective Story

MURDER FOR PLEASURE, The Life and Times of Detective Story

by Haycraft, Howard

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Used
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First Edition; First Printing
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Hardcover
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Pomona, New York
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New York: D. Appleton-Century. 1941. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Ex-Library with the usual markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Murder for Pleasure

by Haycraft, Howard.

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Used - Very Good in Fair DJ
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First edition
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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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London:: Peter Davies,, 1942. First edition. Cloth. Very Good in Fair DJ. Introduction by Nicholas Blake. 11 pages of b/w plates. Cloth worn and marked. Top edge marked by dust. Dj rather worn, with waterstains and tearing along top and base.
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MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY

by HAYCRAFT, HOWARD

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FIRST EDITION
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BURLINGTON, Wisconsin
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NEW YORK NY: APPLETON-CENTURY-CROFTS, INC. VERY GOOD COPY WITH NO D.J.. PUB 1941. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. A LIBRARY DISCARD WITH MINIMAL MARKINGS WITH A VERY NICE LIBRARYBINDING WITH WHITE SPINE TITLES AND NO EXTERNAL LIBRARY MARKS. A VERYNICE CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY OF THIS LANDMARK STUDY OF THE DETECTIVE GENREWITH A LOT OF SERVICEABLE MILES LEFT ON IT.. Keywords: BIBLIOGRAPHY, DETECTIVE FICTION, CORNERSTONES, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.
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Murder for Pleasure, The Life and Times of the Detective Story [1941, first printing]

by Haycraft, Howard

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Used - Very Good condition
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First Edition, second printing
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Henderson, Nevada
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New York: D. Appleton - Century Company, 1941. Very Good condition. NO owner's name or bookplate. NOT a library discard. Pages are clean and unmarked. 1941. Second printing of the First Edition with Appleton's "2" at the end of the final page. Illustrated with 56 photos on 18 plates. This reference is frequently cited in the catalogues of booksellers. See Barzun and Taylor COC 4316: "An extremely thorough and sensible treatment of its subject." Penzler calls this "the first and best comprehensive history of the genre." A Penzler basic reference tool. Index. Bound in the original gilt-stamped maroon cloth.. First Edition, second printing. Hardcover. Very Good condition/No dust jacket. Illus. by NOT a library discard. 8vo. xx, 409pp. + 18 plates. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.
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MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY ..

by Haycraft, Howard

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Elizabethtown, New York
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New York, London: D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated, 1941. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xiii [xiv] xv-xviii [1-2] 3-409 [410-412: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], seventeen inserted plates, cloth. First edition, first printing with "(1)" at base of text on page 409. The first book about detective fiction as a literary form to be published in the United States. A landmark study. "An extremely thorough and sensible treatment of its subject." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989) 4316. Gold lettering on spine panel tarnished, a very good copy in poor chipped and soiled dust jacket. (#64082)
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Murder For Pleasure. The Life and Times of the Detective Story.

by HAYCRAFT, Howard. With an Introduction by Nicholas Blake.

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Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire
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Peter Davies, London. 1942. First Editon. Hardback. No DW. Brick red library binding. Illustrated. Ex-library copy with remains of labels to prelims. number to spine, and small stamps to title page and copyright page. Boards a little soiled o/w a a good copy.
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MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY

MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY

by Haycraft, Howard

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Used - Good +
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(1st Edition)
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San Pedro, California
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New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1941. (1st Edition). Cloth. Good +/No Jacket. [xx], 409p. Endpapers toned at gutters, cover corners and top and bottom of spine worn, spine has stains and fade spots. At the time of its publication, this book was considered the definitive review of the history of detective and mystery stories. Otto Penzler, the owner of the Mysterious Bookshop called it "the most important single work of fiction-mystery scholarship ever produced," which "remains the most insightful, perceptive and fair-minded book ever written on the subject." 15 b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-1/4"x5-1/2")
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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

by Haycraft, Howard

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Used - Good
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Paperback
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9780881840711
ISBN 10
0881840718
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New Harbor, Maine
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Carroll & Graf Pub, 1984. Book. Good. Soft cover. First printing. .
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Murder for Pleasure

Murder for Pleasure

by Haycraft, Howard

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Used - Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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New Harbor, Maine
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Appleton-Century, 1941. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Fourth printing from 1943. An ex-library copy lacking the dust jacket. .
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MURDER FOR PLEASURE THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY 1840 1940 MEDIUMSOFTCOVER1ST

by HAYCRAFT, HOWARD

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Used - Very good.
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First edition.
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Paperback
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Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania
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CARROOL & GRAF, 1984. First edition. . Trade paperback. Very good.. 1 460 p.
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