[Item #53444] The Cat's Eye. R. Austin FREEMAN.

The Cat's Eye

London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1923]. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); grayish-green cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; xii,304pp. Light wear to extremities, sublte offsetting to endpapers, else a clean, Near Fine copy, lacking the rare dustjacket.

"An early Thorndyke: Jervis is in New York, and Anstey replaces him, A. being a lawyer and no medicus, and highly susceptible to feminine charm. The plot itself is interesting, though it contains many twists that Freeman uses in other tales: X rays, identification of a bone mascot as Australian because it is a vertebra of a porcupine anteater, identification of a corpse via an old fracture, etc." (BARZUN & TAYLOR 888). HUBIN, p.157.

Price: $375.00

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