Variety. Richard Connell.


London: Leonard Parsons, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition, the London issue of it in jacket. The N. Y. and London sheets were all from one U. S. printing, and which was published first is unknown to me, but the London title and half–title are tipped in, so I’d throw priority to the American and say, as a reminder, that all bibliography is subject to new discovery. Fine in a good dustjacket with chips and tears, the worst along most of a flap fold, but not all the way so the jacket’s still integral, and plenty scarce. Fine / good. Item #289

The book is called Variety because the 13 stories are of 13 different types (comic, business, sex, sentiment, war, etc.).  The Most Dangerous Game is labeled a “mystery” though that isn’t quite accurate.  Both the NY and London issues of the 1st edition are scarce in jacket. I always look for it and have had each once before (in my 40 years) and, of course, I’ve seen copies with no jacket, but with few exceptions, post 1920 books issued with, and missing their jackets are of no interest to me.

Price: $1,000.00

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