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    John Dickson Carr. To Wake the Dead. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First edition. First edition stated and publisher's code A-N on copyright page. Octavo. 274 pp. Publisher's blue-stamped orange cloth; original illustrated dust jacket. Corners rubbed, minor edgewear, head and foot of spine pushed. Endpapers toned, ink ownership to front free endpaper recto. Internally generally clean; text block toned on edges, top edge trimmed and slightly darkened, other edges untrimmed, minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped (price $2.00); minor edgewear, chipping to head and foot of spine panel, spine sunned, soiling overall, rubbed. Very good book with good dust jacket.

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