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    [Rex Stout]. The President Vanishes. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, [1934]. Advance proof copy. Octavo. [viii], 296 pages. With three leaves of photographs inserted throughout. Publisher's original printed wrappers. Spine toned. Mild toning, rubbing to wrappers. Bookplate of Florence and Edward Kaye on inner front wrap. Still, a fine example of this rare and fragile item. [Together with:] [Rex Stout]. The President Vanishes. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, [1934]. First edition. Octavo. [viii], 296 pages. With three leaves of photographs inserted throughout. Publisher's full red cloth, front board and spine stamped in dark blue. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine lightly rubbed. Jacket spine toned, and mildly thumbsoiled. Some rubbing, minor thumbsoiling to jacket. Still, fine.

    Published anonymously, this thriller was written after, but published before, the first Nero Wolfe title, Fer-de-Lance (1934). The basis for the 1934 film starring Rosalind Russell (her first film appearance) and directed by William Wellman.


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