Vintage Mystery: The Canvas Coffin 1st Edition in Dust Jacket 1953 by William Campbell Gault

$150.00

Title: The Canvas Coffin

Author: William Campbell Gault
Illustrator: Paul Galdone (dust jacket)

Description: Stated First Edition. Black boards stamped in silver. Light blemishes near bottom edge of both front and rear boards. Lending library stamp and short pen notation in upper corner of ffep; small tape ghosts on front and rear endpapers; else pages clean. Dust jacket shows very slight edgewear; not price clipped ($2.50). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 219 pp. 7.5 x 5.5 inches. Dust jacket illustration by Paul Galdone. A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery.

A menacing tale of a boxing champion's struggle to prove he is innocent of murder. The body of the girl that this punch-drunk fighter took home after the party is found badly beaten up, but he cannot remember whether or not he killed her.

Early novel by William Campbell Gault (1910-1995), American author of crime and sports fiction. The Canvas Coffin was published in March of 1953, one month before Gault was to receive the Edgar award for best first mystery novel, Don't Cry For Me.

Gault was the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one presented by the Private Eye Writers of America (1984) and the other at Bouchercon (1991).

Paul Galdon (1907-1986) was an American illustrator, best known for his children's picture books.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co.
Place: New York
Year: 1953

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: mystery, murder, crime, detective, fiction, novel, boxing, Paul Galdone, Guilt Edged Mystery,

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