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The Scarab Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story by S.S. Van Dine: - First issue/edition with letter A on copyright page - 1930 - from Peter M Daly and

The Scarab Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

by S.S. Van Dine:

Condition: Very Good

New York. Charles Scribner`s Sons,1930 True first American edition,first issue with letter A on copyright page.pp xii 328 + 5 pages of adds for authors other books at end. Hard cover in original black cloth ruled & lettered in yellow.Slight rubbing to some of the spine lettering & some of the patina has worn off the rear board. Contents clean & sound.A very good,decent looking copy.No dust jacket.


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