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    [Ellery Queen, pseudonym]. Barnaby Ross. Set of All Three Drury Lane Novels. New York: Viking Press, 1932-1933. All three volumes are advanced reader's copies in paper wrappers. The Tragedy of X. A Drury Lane Mystery. New York: Viking Press, 1932. First edition. Advanced reader's copy, publisher's slip laid in. Octavo. 373 pp. Publisher's wrappers with black and white photograph and red lettering. Moderate edgewear, front wrapper creased and somewhat rubbed, back wrapper partially detached, 1 x 2-inch open tear in top corner of back wrapper, spine creased. Internally generally clean; minor intermittent foxing chiefly contained to top edge, some pages unevenly toned. Good. The first book published under the "Ross" pseudonym. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Catalogue of Crime 2908. Cooper and Pike p. 249. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 699-700.

    The Tragedy of Y. A Drury Lane Mystery. New York: Viking Press, 1932. First edition. Advanced reader's copy, publisher's slip laid in. Octavo. 344 pp. Illustrated with floor plan. Publisher's wrappers with black and white photograph and yellow lettering. Moderate edgewear, front wrapper creased and somewhat rubbed, back wrapper with large dampstain along fore and bottom edge, spine creased. Internally generally clean; minor intermittent foxing chiefly contained to edges, some dampstaining along top edge and back of text block. Good. The second book published under the "Ross" pseudonym. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Catalogue of Crime 2908. Cooper and Pike p. 249.

    The Tragedy of Z. A Drury Lane Mystery. New York: Viking Press, 1933. First edition. Advanced reader's copy, publisher's slip laid in. Octavo. 302 pp. Publisher's wrappers with black and white photograph and red lettering. Heavy edgewear, front wrapper creased and somewhat rubbed, small open tear in bottom edge of front wrapper, back wrapper with moderate soiling, spine creased, head and foot of spine heavily chipped. Internally generally clean; top edge stained red, fore and tail edge untrimmed, some pages roughly opened. Good. The third book published under the "Ross" pseudonym. Cooper and Pike p. 250.


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