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Freeman Wills Crofts | The Ponson Case, 1921, lengthy inscription by the author about writing the novel

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Freeman Wills Crofts The Ponson Case. London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1921 FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on front free endpaper, original red cloth lettered in black, DUST-JACKET, some minor browning, spine slightly cockled, soiled dust-jacket frayed at extremities with some minor loss A lengthy inscription by the author notes that the novel "...was my second book. It was written under the spell of enthusiasm resulting from the acceptance and publication of my first - The Cask. The thrilling question was: 'I have done it once; can I do it again?'" Crofts states that The Ponson Case "...breaks the generally accepted rules of the detective novel in that the surprise ending is sought by what the critics consider illegitimate means - though I don't for a moment admit that the critics are right..." PROVENANCEThe Alexis Galanos Collection

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Auktionshaus: Sotheby's
Titel: Detective Fiction Including The Alexis Galanos Collection
Auktionsdatum: 28.01.2021 - 04.02.2021
Adresse: Sotheby's
London