New York: The Vanguard Press, 1929. First Edition. Very Good / Good. Item #09258
Octavo, 313 pages; publisher's purple cloth fading at edges; light wear at spine ends. Pictorial dust jacket, with $2.50 price on front flap. INSCRIBED on ffep thus: "December 19 - 1929 / To Elsie - with more love / probably than she wants - / Rex Stout" - light off-setting to end papers, top edges stained dark green. First printing. Dust jacket is worn, scuffed and chipped.