Busman's Honeymoon. A Love Story with Detective Interruptions - Dorothy L. Sayers 1937 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition ‘This, she felt, was her fault. Her idea in the first place. Her house. Her honeymoon. Her – and this was the incalculable factor in the thing – her husband. (A repressive word, that, when you came to think of it, compounded of a grumble and a thump.)’

First edition, in a superb example of the notoriously delicate Gollancz dust jacket, and with publisher’s promotional wraparound band.

The final novel to feature gentleman-detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, accompanied by his equally brilliant partner, Harriet Vane. As our protagonists hope (against better judgement) for a quiet honeymoon, fate intervenes with characteristic immoderation, and leaves the two lovers with a brutal homicide to solve before time runs out...
  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”.
A good friend of C. S. Lewis and several of the inklings.’ [OCEL]

Reference: Cooper & Pike,
Detective Fiction 271.

Octavo (book size 20 x 13.5 cm). pp. 446 [2]. In publisher’s black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, all edges trimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘8/6 net’ to spine.
  Condition: Near fine, light rubbing to spine ends, some faint marks to upper board, internally fine, in near fine dust jacket, minor toning to spine, and a little wear to corners and spine ends, short closed tear to lower section of rear flap fold, and to upper edge of front panel. Wrap around band in two pieces with archival repair to verso.   Ref: 110034   Price: HK$ 39,000