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    Maxwell Grant: Author's Personal Copy of The Living Shadow. (New York: Street and Smith Publications, Inc., 1931), first edition, 245 pages, pictorial boards, 12mo (5" x 7.5"), no dust jacket (as issued). This is the first appearance of The Shadow in book form; the story was published earlier in 1931 in The Shadow Magazine. Here we present a true rarity: like The Shadow Laughs offered elsewhere in this catalog, this is an author's copy of The Living Shadow, which belonged to Walter Gibson, the real man behind the pseudonym Maxwell Grant. This very book was auctioned in 1995 at a prominent New York auction house, and is available again for the first time since then. It is in very good condition, with light edge wear present, and mild age-toning to the textblock edges.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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