Strange, John Stephen (pseudonym for Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett) The House on 9th Street
New York Doubleday & Company 1976 0385116039 / 9780385116039 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket
Illustrated by Bacon, Paul (cover)
214 pp., black boards with gold lettering. Spine slanted, minor edgewear. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ dampstained along spine, but boards not affected, two 1" tears, some edgewear and light soiling. Number on free endpaper, otherwise text if clean and unmarked.
"In New York City, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the row of handsome brownstones on 9th Street east of Fifth drowsed in the sun, until 12:01 precisely when Number 9 blew up. It was to solve the horrifying, entangled story behind the blast that our old friend Barney Gantt returned after all these years, with his wife, Muriel, the Globe's 'Dorothy darling,' and their friend Magruder, in a story perhaps too typical of our times. As Muriel said to Barney, 'We have a box seat at a new play, and what it's all about we don't know. But you'll find out. You always do.'"; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall