New York: Harper & Brothers, (1940). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Original publisher's dark navy blue pebble grained cloth, lettered in red to the front panel and spine. 8vo - 313 pp. In a bright and lovely example of the complete dust jacket with very minor edge-wear. "First Edition" statement to the copyright page. Previous owner signature to the top of the front free endpaper with the date of Feb. 1942. An exceptional copy of this Gideon Fell mystery.