London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1955. [Crime fiction] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.192. Finely bound by the Baker Bindery, Anniston, Alabama in green full morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, green patterned paste-paper endpapers, generous turn-ins ruled in gilt, with gilt motifs of dagger, pistol, moustache and knitting needles tooled as the four corner-pieces, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and upper bound in at rear. Internally clean and bright. A fine copy in a handsome leather binding. A typical day in the life of our Belgian detective, who arrives at a luncheon party to discover his host and other guests by the swimming pool, their attention focused on a woman holding a revolver standing over a dying man... Published as 'Murder After Hours' in the USA. Item #60805
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