A Collection of Three of Erle Stanley Gardner's
Erle Stanley Gardner. Collection of Three Travel Books.
Including: The Land of Shorter Shadows; Hunting the
Desert Whale; The Hidden Heart of Baja. New York: William
Morrow and Company, 1948-1962. First editions. Presentation
copies (each to a different recipient). Although all three
inscriptions are friendly, the inscription in The Land of
Shorter Shadows is inscribed to Gardner's friend and
mentor, Dr. Robert P. Brittain, an English doctor and criminologist
who aided Gardner with his Perry Mason mysteries: "To/Dr Robert P.
Brittain [?]/from his friend and/pupil and with the/[?] Perry Mason
way/are [?]/small percentage of his/ brilliance in solving/crime
and a [?]/his ability in [?]/an audience./Yours/Erle Stanley
Gardner/[?]/Oct 28 1948". Brittain was such an influence on
Gardner, that Gardner had dedicated several novels to him.
Three octavo volumes. Publisher's original bindings, dust jackets.
Spines lightly sunned, some rubbing to jackets and bindings.
Generally very good or better.
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