London: The Crime Club - Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1933. Herbet S. Kates. First U.S. Edition. Cloth. Fine / Good/Very Good. Item #009203
8vo., 309pp. Beautiful First US Edition, published in the UK in the same year as "Gallows Grange". Bound in publisher's original black cloth with titles stamped in red on front board and spine. Red top-stain. Square, tight and clean throughout with no foxing or toning. A hint of bumping to the spine ends but barely. Remarkably well-preserved and feels like it just came off the store shelf. Very attractive unclipped dust-jacket, ($2.00), has some small chips to edges and some tape reinforcement on the reverse. Front flap is split about a third up from the bottom but closed and no pieces missing. Still complete, quite bright and a visually pleasing example of a very scarce jacket in any condition. A gorgeous collectable copy of a very difficult title to find in any condition and almost impossible with the dust-jacket. (Hubin, p. 203).