de la Torre, Lillian; Gorey, Edward, illustrator
Title THE DETECTIONS OF DR. SAM: JOHNSON
Book Condition Modest bookplate to front free endsheet, else a fine copy in a mildly age-toned, nearly fine, price-clipped dust jacket. The jacket art depicting a bust of Johnson atop the title cartouche is by Edward Gorey.
Edition First edition.
Publisher Garden City, New York: The Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960.
Seller ID 41640.01
"A group of short stories, all mysteries solved by the great Samuel Johnson himself. While all the stories are bookish and literary, 'The Stolen Christmas Box' involves a manuscript in cypher and a library."--John Ballinger.
Mystery. Historical Fiction.