Harold Lamb, NUR MAHAL, 1st in DJ, nicely inscribed presentation copy

Garden City, Long Island: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932. Octavo, cloth in DJ. First edition. Lamb was one of the best respected writers of pulp fiction, his work appearing in such prestigious rough-paper magazines as Adventure and Argosy. He specialized in rousing yarns set in the East and graduated to historical novels that won him great distinction. NUR MAHAL is one of these, the true story of a dauntless, desert-born Persian girl whose love for an Indian prince eventually resulted in her becoming the uncrowned ruler of the Moghul empire. This is a presentation copy inscribed by Lamb to his literary agent, Sydney Sanders, who also represented Raymond Chandler and other outstanding writers who graduated from the pulps. Condition: Near Fine in Very Good Plus to Near Fine jacket. The book itself is in wonderful shape except for a few small damp spots on the cloth. The jacket is clean and bright, with one small closed tear on the rear panel’s bottom edge. Unfortunately, the spine is slightly faded, with the pale red title indistinguishable (but the other text, printed in black, not faded at all). Still, the book display remarkably well. Inscribed Lamb books are quite scarce, and this one’s a beauty.


Price: $175.00