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The Case of the Velvet Claws by  Erle Stanley Gardner - 1st Edition - 1933 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 108023)

The Case of the Velvet Claws

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The Case of the Velvet Claws

by Gardner, Erle Stanley

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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William Morrow, 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. One of the great rarities, and a cornerstone, of American mystery fiction, the true first edition, in dust jacket, of Erle Stanley Gardner's first book and first Perry Mason mystery. The book is very good, previous owner's name handwritten on front free end paper, book shop name stamped and crossed out also on front free end paper, little bit of soiling on verso of front free end paper. The partial jacket is in good condition, with the original price of $2 still present on the front flap, and the missing spine supplied in facsimile. 1933 on title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.


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The Case of the Velvet Claws
Gardner, Erle Stanley
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
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1st Edition
William Morrow
Date Published

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Beverly Hills, California
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About Bookbid Rare Books

Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.


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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original... [more]
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]

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