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    Ellery Queen. The Dutch Shoe Mystery. A Problem in Deduction. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931. First edition. Inscribed, "To / Sonny Renfield / I am delighted to inscribe / a copy of this early Queen / book - first editions of which / are becoming more and more / difficult to find - with the / hope that this volume will / persuade you to collect / first editions - a state of mania / which, to paraphrase Dr. A. S. W. / Rosenback, is the second most / exhilarating sport devised by / man (and woman). / 'Ellery Queen' / Xmas 1949." Octavo. xiii, [1], 305, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's textured black cloth, spine and front stamped in white; all text block edges trimmed. Fairly minor shelf wear to binding; a bit of light soiling to boards, visible in raking light. Endpapers and text block softly yellowed; penciling effaced beneath inscription; specks of foxing to text block edges. Very good. Housed in custom slipcase.

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