Hearken to the Evidence - H. Russell Wakefield 1934 - Doubleday, Garden City - First American Edition A fine example, in the rare dust jacket, of the first of Wakefield’s three detective novels, psychological murder fiction at its best, entwined around a courtroom drama.   Provenance: Owner’s rather difficult to decipher signature to front.

First published in 1933 by Geoffrey Bles, London.

Octavo (book size 19.8x13.9cm), pp. [12] 304 [2]. In publisher’s green cloth, spine and front panel lettered and ruled in dark green, small dark green vignette of hand holding scales, top edge tinted yellow, others untrimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.00’ to upper corner of front flap, flap corners with publisher’s decorative trim.
  Condition: Fine, offsetting to endpapers, in near fine dust jacket, closed tear to head of spine, small amount of unnecessary colour touch-up to spine and along edges of front panel.   Ref: 110486   Price: HK$ 4,800