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First UK Edition. Octavo. Near fine, in a Youngman Cartyer-designed dust jacket showing lightly frayed to head and foot of spine and corners. An attractive copy. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium. At sixteen he began work as a journalist on the Gazette de Liège. He moved to Paris in 1922 and became a prolific writer of popular fiction, working under a number of pseudonyms. In 1931 he published the first of the novels featuring Maigret, his most famous and enduring creation. Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction p167 (2002), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p363-5 (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction p.99, 115. (1972). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43510
Titel: Maigret's Failure. Translated from the ...
Verlag: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton., 1962. Zustand: Good. 1962. 153 pages. Pictorial dust jacket covering red boards. Binding is firm. Light tanning and thumb marking throughout. Mild foxing, mainly affecting the endpapers and page edges. Mild page scuffing with some dog-eared corners. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Mild rubbing and marking. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 1518537583LMA