“YOU CAN’T ALWAYS EXPLAIN MYSTIQUE”: FIRST EDITION OF THE DUTCH BLUE ERROR, SIGNED BY WILLIAM G. TAPPLY
TAPPLY, William G. The Dutch Blue Error. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1984). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $200.
First edition of the second Brady Coyne mystery, a tale of fatal intrigue among philatelists, boldly signed by the author on the title page.
This Brady Coyne mystery, the second in Tapply's series, features murder and love in the world of rare stamp collectors. "A great deal of fun… a smooth and sophisticated style, interlarded with humor… a neat piece of work all around" (New York Times). Barzun & Taylor 3126.
Dust jacket lightly toned. An about-fine signed copy.