Item #2330608 The Gracie Allen Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story. S. S Van Dine, Willard Huntington Wright.
The Gracie Allen Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

The Gracie Allen Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Item #2330608

Boards lightly soiled (almost inevitable with the yellow cloth, jacket rubbed with minor loss from corners.

227, [1], pp. 6-page publisher ad follows text. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). "S. S. Van Dine was the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (October 15, 1888 - April 11, 1939), a U.S art critic and author. He created the once immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, who first appeared in books in the 1920s, then in movies and on the radio."

Price: $75.00