CARR, John Dickson.
Title Castle Skull. FIRST EDITION THUS - THE SEVERN HOUSE VERSION.
Seller ID 81787
Severn House Publishers. 1976. Hardback with DW. First edition thus. The first edition was published in 1973 by Tom Stacey who went bankrupt before the book's publication and only a very few copies were available. Severn House had most of them and cancelled the title page and issued them in 1976 with a different dustwrapper. The Severn House issue is very scarce but the Tom Stacey issue is almost impossible to find. It seems that any Tom Stacey copies were acquired by a book distributor, who put small address labels over the details on the copyright page and the back flap of the dustwrapper. they also price clipped & repriced the front flap with a small £2.25 nett sticker. Pages slightly browned otherwise a clean and sound copy of a scarce item in a slightly worn and rubbed wrapper that has a deep crease mark to top margin of front panel.