Sager, Gordon The Formula
New York J. B. Lippincott Company 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket
247 pp., blueish-green boards with orangy-yellow lettering. edgewear at spine ends and corners, bottom corners bumped. PO name inside, foxing on pastedowns. DJ has shallow chipping at spine ends and very minor edgewear. Text is clean and light. A nice copy.
"Why was Miss Smith, an eccentric woman past middle life, furtively looking for "a little lady in trouble" in the galleries and museums of Venice? And why were she and the police, and the secret agents of half a dozen nations, appalled when the famous painting The Rape of Europe, vanished from the obscure little church of San Cosmo? As if a pebble had been dropped in the Grand Canal, the ripple of intrigue spread out to involve the unlikeliest human assortment: a distinguished art expert, the Director of the Academia, the sociable and sinister Baron La Porte, the police detective Parenti. And most of all, young Graham Wells, formerly of the U.S. Navy and his titian-haired friend, the Contessa Simonetta."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall