24 September 2002
MARSH, Ngaio, Dame (1895-1982). Overture to Death. London: Collins for The Crime Club, .
8o. 4-page publisher's advertisement at end. Original cloth (leaned, spine ends bumped); dust jacket (chip to head of spine panel affecting title, some soiling, many tape repairs to verso), slipcase. Provenance: E.H. Sickert (ownership inscription dated March 1939 on front free endpaper) -- ELLERY QUEEN (signed "'Barnaby Ross' 'Ellery Queen'" on half-title).
FIRST EDITION. Ellery Queen's copy of a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Illustrated on page 56.
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