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The Rubber Band by Rex Stout - Hardcover - First edition - 1936 - from Midway Used and Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Rubber Band

by Rex Stout

Condition: Good


New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 20 x 14 cm. Octavo. 302 pages plus 5 additional pages introducing the next Nero Wolfe mystery. First edition with no additional printings noted. The 3rd Nero Wolfe mystery. Teal boards. Spine is faded. Rubbing to edges. A piece of the dust jacket has been "pinned" in to the first page and there is evidence of the same being done to the last page but that dust jacket piece is missing. Joint cracked near the front and near the rear. Former owner's small stamp inside back cover.


  • Bookseller: Midway Used and Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 50663
  • Title: The Rubber Band
  • Author: Rex Stout
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1936
  • Bookseller catalogs: Mysteries;


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