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The Case of the Lame Canary - Perry Mason Mystery

by Gardner, Erle Stanley

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

New York: William Morrow And Company, 1937. First Edition . Black & Yellow Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book has bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown and a short inscription to the previous owner; end pages are darkened as are the edges of the pages (although to a lesser extent). The dust jacket is price-clipped; in fact, all 4 corners of the jacket have had their corners clipped; there is rubbing to both joints and flap folds; there are 5-6 small (less than 1/2") closed tears along the various edges; there is a small chip at the lower rear joint (about 3/8" x 1/4") and a a tiny chip at the bottom of the front joint; The top joint has a chip (about 1/4" long x 1/8"); minor soiling, minor wrinkling along edges; dust jacket in protective mylar cover.


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