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    A.A. Fair [pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner]. 11 1940s and 1950s First Editions. New York: William Morrow and Company. Eleven hardcover twelvemo titles, each with dust jacket, including: Turn on the Heat. 1940. 306 pages. Gray buckram with black and red titling. Good condition with moderate wear to boards, spine and corners; moderate age toning of textblock, with occasional soiled leaves; jacket is worn at edges and corners. [and:] Bats Fly at Dusk. 1942. 277 pages. Light blue cloth with black spine lettering. Fair condition, with moderate wear and bumping to boards and corners; faded spine; moderate age toning of textblock with occasional soiled leaves; jacket is worn and chipped at edges and corners. [and:] Crows Can't Count. 1946. 281 pages. Bound in tan cloth with green lettering on spine. Fine condition with only the lightest of shelf wear; textblock is fine; dust jacket is worn at edges and faded at spine, with a one-inch square section missing at spine tail. [and:] Fools Die on Friday. 1947. 247 pages. Orange buckram binding with black spine lettering. Overall, this book is in fine condition, with very little wear or rubbing to spine ends and corner tips; textblock is fine; dust jacket is creased and worn at edges and spine ends. [and:] Bedrooms Have Windows. 1949. 250 pages. Green buckram with blue spine lettering. Nearly very fine with minimal wear to spine ends; textblock is fine; dust jacket is very good with wear and rubbing to spine head and tail. [and:] Top of the Heap. 1952. 243 pages. Green buckram with black spine lettering. In fine condition with rubbing and wear at spine ends and corner tips; textblock is fine; dust jacket is well worn with chips, creases, tears and areas of paper loss. [and:] Beware the Curves. 1956. 224 pages. Bound in red buckram with black titling. Nearly very fine with the slightest of wear to corner tips and spine; textblock is very fine; dust jacket is fine with minimal wear at edges and corners. [and:] You Can Die Laughing. 1957. 214 pages. Red wrappers show very faint wear at spine head, else very fine; textblock is very fine; dust jacket is creased and worn only at spine ends and corner tips. [and:] Some Slips Don't Show. 1957. 189 pages. Red buckram with black titling. Nearly very fine with the slightest of wear to corner tips and spine; textblock is very fine; dust jacket shows moderate wear at edges and corners. [and:] The Count of Nine. 1958. 244 pages. Red buckram with black titling. Nearly very fine with the slightest of wear to corner tips and spine; textblock is very fine; dust jacket is moderately worn at edges and corners. [and:] Pass the Gravy. 1959. 252 pages. Bound in yellow buckram with black titling. Glue and tape residue on recto and verso boards; moderate rubbing and bumping to spine ends and board corners; textblock has a few bent leaves, else fine; dust jacket shows moderate overall wear.

    One of America's greatest detective-mystery writers, A.A. Fair (aka Erle Stanley Gardner) wrote nearly 100 novels that sold more than 1,000,000 copies each. The adventures of lawyer-detective Perry Mason are perhaps his best-known works. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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