A Jury of Her Peers - Susan Glaspell 1927 - Ernest Benn Limited, London - First Edition. One of 250 Copies A fine first edition, one of only 250 printed, each signed by the author. A Queen’s Quorum title.

Glaspell’s classic story based on a case of spousal abuse that Glaspell had covered as a journalist. Demonstrating that two housewives from the American heartland are able to discover the motive for a murder identifying certain clues that the blundering male police are unlikely to comprehend.

Although included in America for a number of anthologies, ‘
A Jury of Her Peers’ was never actually published in any Glaspell’s own books until being selected by Ernest Benn of London to be one of their ‘Benn's Yellow Books’ titles.

In the 1970’s ‘
A Jury of Her Peers’ was rediscovered as an early work of feminist literature ‘applauding its innovative exploration of the gender inequalities affecting women’s lives in both the public and private spheres’.
  Later adapted into an episode of the 1950s TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. It was also adapted into a 30-minute film by Sally Heckel in 1980. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Reference: Ellery Queen,
Queen’s Quorum, 75.

Duodecimo (book size 18x10.6cm), pp. [2] 39 [3]. In publisher’s speckled beige paper wrappers, lettered and ruled in black to front and back panels.
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 110232   Price: HK$ 4,500