John Gunther - The Bright Nemesis - First Edition - $70

GUNTHER, John. The Bright Nemesis.

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1932. Stated First Edition. Octavo (7.75" x 5.5"); 309pp. Original illustrated dustjacket showing $2.00 price; green boards with black lettering. Unclipped dustjacket shows a few very small tears and some rubbing, bumping, and light creasing along edges, but is crisp overall with bright colors. Boards show light shelfwear with some bumping to corners. Scraping and leftover adhesive from removed bookplate on front pastedown, mostly obscured by jacket flap, with some toned offsetting opposite. Binding is sound and pages lightly toning but unmarked. 

One of eight novels, and this the only mystery, by the Death Be Not Proud author. A contemporary blurb in The Spectator describes it as "Murder in the Balkans, described as if the crime report, the gossip paragraphs, and the foreign news of a go-ahead paper had got badly mixed in proof."

$70
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