Dance Hall of the Dead [Limited Edition, hardback, 1991]

Dance Hall of the Dead [Limited Edition, hardback, 1991]



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Publication Details: 

New York, N.Y.: Armchair Detective Library, 1991.

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In 1991, the Armchair Detective Library published three runs of Tony Hillerman's 1973 novel Dance Hall of the Dead. This edition, with a red cloth cover and gold embossing on the front cover and spine, is an example of the Limited Edition, replete with a new introduction to the novel written by Hillerman himself. At the center of the front cover is an inset on-the-bias drawing of Hillerman. Beneath the image is a reproduction of Tony Hillerman's signature, also embossed in gold ink. A heavy weight page of grey paper follows the front fly leaf, marbled in grey. This single page insert contains the typed text, "Of this edition, 100 copies have been numbered and signed by the author; 26 have been lettered and signed by the author for presentation. This is copy 83." The number "83" is hand written and followed by Tony Hillerman's signature, scripted in the same ink as "83."

  • Title Page Transcription:
    [decorative device frames page] | DANCE HALL | OF THE DEAD | [decorative device] | TONY HILLERMAN | [publisher’s device]
  • Contents:
    [a] limited edition signature page, [b] blank, [c] half title page with summary, [d] blank [e] title page [f] copyright and publisher's imprint page, [g] half title page, [h] blank, i-iv introduction, [v] dedication page, [vi] blank, [vii] author's note, [viii] blank, [ix] half title page, [x] blank, 1-242 text, [243-44] blank, [245] list of Armchair Detective titles, [246] blank, [247] edition description, [248] blank
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Hardback, 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
    • Binding: Red cloth-covered boards with gold embossing on the spine and front cover, including a publishers' imprint on the lower spine and Hillerman's signature on the bottom of the front cover. Medium-weight grey marbled fly leaves and a heavy-weight page of grey paper with limited edition numbering set this edition apart.
    • Collation: [a-h] i-iv [v-x] 1-242 [243-248]
    • Price: $75 USD
Hieb, 1990: A4k