Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Phoebe Atwood Taylor. Group of Three Asey Mayo Mysteries. New York: [1935-1936]. First editions.

    More Information:

    Phoebe Atwood Taylor. Deathblow Hill. An Asey Mayo Mystery of Cape Cod. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1935. First edition. Octavo. 285, [1] pages. Publisher's full lime green cloth; stamped with wraparound white bands; front and spine lettered in navy blue. Original illustrated dust jacket. Top edge trimmed; others untrimmed. Cloth faded at spine, joints and board edges; a bit of light shelf wear and rubbing. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text bock, with a touch of soiling at top edge. Some leaves roughly opened at fore-edge; last two pairs of leaves unopened. One or two instances of faint marginal foxing scattered throughout text block; previous owner's penciled signature to front free endpaper. Jacket uniformly toned and very lightly rubbed; slight edge wear resulting in virtually no paper loss; a couple of very short tears with a bit of soft creasing to bottom edge of rear panel. Very nearly fine book in an about fine jacket.

    [Together with:] The Crimson Patch. An Asey Mayo Mystery of Cape Cod. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1936. First edition. Octavo. 287, [1] pages. Publisher's full red cloth; stamped with black wraparound bands; front and spine lettered in yellow. Original illustrated dust jacket. Top edge trimmed; others untrimmed. Barely perceptible shelf wear at extremities of binding. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block. Occasional rough opening from fore-edge. Fairly mild wear to jacket edges and flap folds, with minimal paper loss and one shot tear each at front and rear panels; short split at head of front flap fold; front flap slightly rumpled, resulting in a few soft creases; spine panel lightly sunned; very light rubbing. Book about fine in a very nearly fine jacket.

    [And:] Out of Order. An Asey Mayo Mystery. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1936. First edition. Octavo. 280 pages. Publisher's full black cloth; boards and spine stamped in white. Original illustrated dust jacket. Top edge trimmed; others untrimmed. Mild shelf wear and rubbing to boards with a tiny bit of discoloration at edges and joints; very slight bumping to corners and pushing to spine ends. Normal age toning with a bit of speckling to edges and interior of text block. A few leaves roughly-opened at fore-edge; one bumped from bottom, resulting in some light creasing. Previous owner signature to front free endpaper; first sixty or so leaves with textured brown discoloration. Jacket lightly toned and rubbed with some soft creasing and wear along edges and folds; tiny holes at front flap and head of rear panel; rear flap fold with short split starting at head; a few short tears at head of rear panel; mild fraying with minimal paper loss at spine and flap fold ends. About near fine. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2019
    6th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 296

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 41 days left to consign to the 2020 February 22 - 23 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,568,288