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    Ben Hecht. Group of Three Crime Fiction Novels. New York: Various publishers, 1926-[1944]. First editions. The Champion From Far Away signed by the author. Count Bruga. New York: Boni & Liverwright, 1926. First edition. Octavo. 314 pages. Publisher's pictorial yellow cloth stamped in black and red. Minor edgewear, foot of spine pushed, top edges and joints somewhat toned. Internally clean; top edge trimmed and stained black, other edges untrimmed, minor edgewear. Dust jacket untrimmed ($2.00); heavy edgewear, uneven open tearing along edges and head and foot of spine, spine sunned, some dampstaining, front flap partially detached. Very good book with fair dust jacket.

    [Together with]: The Champion From Far Away. New York: Covici Friede, 1931. First edition. Signed by the author to front free endpaper recto. Octavo. 323 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped black cloth; original illustrate dust jacket. Minor edgewear, foot of spine pushed, gilt on spine rubbed. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Internally clean; top edge trimmed and stained orange, other edges untrimmed, minor edgewear, top edge darkened. Dust jacket unclipped ($2.50); minor edgewear, 0.75 x 0.5-inch open tear to head of spine, chipping to foot of spine with some loss, spine sunned, somewhat rubbed and soiled, reinforced on verso with thick paper tape. Very good book with very good dust jacket.

    [And]: I Hate Actors! New York: Crown Pub., [1944]. First edition. Octavo. 221 pages. Publisher's green-stamped gray cloth; original illustrate dust jacket. Minor edgewear, foot of spine just pushed. Internally clean; top edge trimmed, other edges untrimmed, some pages roughly opened, minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped ($2.50); minor edgewear, minor chipping to head and foot of spine panel and corners, spine sunned, minor soiling to back panel. Very good book with very good dust jacket.


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