The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie, 1st/1st, 1961
This is a near fine copy of Agatha Christie's 'The Pale Horse' in first edition, first impression. London, Collins Crime Club, 1961. The dust jacket is in near fine condition, with only slight signs of shelf wear at the top and tail- it has been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks and the binding is tight. This copy is free from previous owner's ink. The text blocks are bright and white and are true to the binding. Overall this is a near fine copy in highly presentable condition.
The Pale Horse is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1961, and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The UK edition retailed at fifteen shillings (15/- = 75p) and the US edition at $3.75. The novel features her novelist detective Ariadne Oliver as a minor character, and reflects in tone the supernatural novels of Dennis Wheatley who was then at the height of his popularity. The Pale Horse is mentioned in Revelation 6:8, where it is ridden by Death.