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The Nine Tailors. Changes Rung On An Old Theme In Two Short Touches And Two Full Peals by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Nine Tailors. Changes Rung On An Old Theme In Two Short Touches And Two Full Peals

by Dorothy L. Sayers

Publication: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934, New York

First U.S. edition. Fine tight copy in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A classic of the genre as Lord Peter Wimsey tries to solve the murder of an unknown corpse in a quiet country churchyard. "Through it all, grave and gay, goes the pealing of the bells and the great voice of "Tailor Paul" tolling out the nine "tailors," the nine teller-strokes that ring for the death of a man." The author's was praised for her ability to translate the technical descriptions of the bell ringing into a life-like picture of the inexperienced ringer making awful faces as he mouthed and mumbled his way through the peal. A sharp copy.

Inventory Number: 33282

$1,500.00