First Edition of Agatha Christie's The Hound of Death; In An Exceptional Dust Jacket
The Hound of Death and Other Stories.
Item Number: 99842
London: Odhams Press, 1933.
First edition of this collection of short stories, which includes the classic Witness for the Prosecution which was adapted to the 1957 film starring Marlene Dietrich. Octavo, original cloth. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket.
A collection of twelve short stories, mostly tales of fate and the supernatural. This work contains the first appearance of Christie's legendary story The Witness for the Prosecution which the author subsequently adapted for the stage, and which was the basis for two movies. (Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction p.82-89, Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, see also Wagstaff and Poole)