Category: Modern First Editions

A BULLET IN THE BALLET Stock code: 11551

Author / Artist:

Brahms, Caryl & S. J. Simon

Publisher:

London: Michael Joseph. 1937

Description:

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with yellow titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding a touch lightened to the spine, the contents without inscriptions or stamps but lightly spotted to the prelims and text block edge. Complete with the rare original Bip Pares dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked with a couple of short closed tears and some light staining to the extremities. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the front flap). An attractive example of a very scarce title.

Price:

£2,200.00

Notes:

Brahms (pseudonym of Doris Caroline Abrahams) was a trained musician, ballet critic and journalist. Simon (pseudonym of Simon Skidelsky) a champion bridge player, author of books on card systems and the bridge correspondent of The Observer. They collaborated on many books, including four comic mystery novels (Brahms taking care of the ballet bits and Simon the parts that involved detection), of which this is the first.