Mar 02, 2023 - Sale 2628

Sale 2628 - Lot 212

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
[HALLIDAY, BRETT.] Baker, Asa. Mum's the Word for Murder. 8vo, publisher's black-stamped green cloth, light rubbing to spine tips, some superficial scratches on rear cover; unclipped dust jacket, stabilized on verso with thin (5mm) tape mends running length of top and bottom edges, spine panel with green ink faded and shallow chips at head, serrated chipping along top half of both flaps (touching price) with associated abrading on verso, corner nicks, few short closed tears; contents clean and unmarked. First edition of the first mystery by Halliday, exceedingly scarce with no other copies traced at auction according to ABPC or Rare Book Hub. Hubin, p. 42. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938