Wolves of the Night by Sydney Horler (Readers Library, circa 1935) Crime Series
Wolves of the Night
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, [No Date] circa 1935
The Readers Library published affordable editions of popular fiction in the period 1924-35, cheaply produced but very attractive with their wrap-round dustwrapper artwork.
A crime story from popular author Sydney Horler (1888-1954) and originally published by Readers Library in 1931*, this copy being a later printing circa 1935. Dated from list of titles to dustwrapper verso with No 430 Cleopatra being published 1935*.
Hardback. Publisher’s green cloth with gilt title to spine and gilt rules and device to front board. In a dustwrapper with list of titles to verso. pp 252  adverts. Size: 6.75 x 4.5 inches approx. (171mm x 114mm).
Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and worn; minor tears and creasing to spine ends and corner tips; slight ‘nick’ to top edge of rear panel; a little dusty/grubby in places. Shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips of boards; cloth rubbed to spine joints; bumped to lower corners of boards, especially front. Pages tanned thoughout but otherwise generally clean.
Overall, showing some wear but otherwise a nicely preserved copy – quite lovely.
[Stock Code DBZ1672]
*ref. British Library
ref. An interesting look at The Readers Library can be found at A Series of Series