In the Teeth of Evidence - Dorothy L. Sayers 1939 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition A fine copy in the rare and delicate Gollancz dust jacket proclaiming ‘A New Sayers At Last!

A collection of seventeen short mysteries, including two cases for Lord Peter Wimsey and five adventures for Montague Egg, the eccentric wine salesman whose powers of deduction could give His Lordship a run for his money.

It also includes ‘the delightful ‘
The Inspiration of Mr.Budd’.
  The detective fiction of Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) ‘is among the classics of the genre, being outstanding for it’s well researched backgrounds, distinguished style, observant characterisation, and ingenious plotting, and for its amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey.

Not to forget that Dorothy Sayers was also extremely influential in the advertising world until her books became financially successful. One example - the Guinness Toucan and her jingle “If he can say as you can, Guinness is good for you, How grand to be a Toucan, Just think what Toucan do”.
She was also a good friend of C. S. Lewis and several of the inklings.’ [OCEL]

Reference: Cooper & Pike, ‘
Detective Fiction’, 271. Colleen Gilbert, ‘A bibliography of the works of Dorothy L. Sayers’, A32a. Symons, ‘Bloody Murder’, 166.

Octavo (book size 19x13.5cm), pp. 286 [2]. In publisher’s matt black boards, spine lettered in orange. Dust jacket priced ‘7/6 net’ to spine.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket, some toning to spine, light rubbing to upper corners a little more to head of spine.   Ref: 110284   Price: HK$ 18,000