24 September 2002
WHITFIELD, Raoul (1897?-1945). The Virgin Kills. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932.
8o. Original canary yellow cloth; pictorial dust jacket by J.V.W. Oliver (very minor chipping to ends of spine panel; short tear to lower edge of back panel).
FIRST EDITION, in the scarce dust jacket. "Death went up the river with the Virgin, Eric Vennell's yacht, when that millionaire gambler sailed for the Regatta at Poughkeepsie with his oddly assorted guests" (dust jacket). Illustration on page 56.
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