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    Clayton Rawson. No Coffin for the Corpse. Boston: 1942. First edition. Inscribed by the author. Octavo. [8], 279, [1, remainder of text] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front stamped in dark yellow; all text edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends gently rolled; top edges of boards dust-soiled; wear along bottom edges, including some mild insect damage that extends up into lower portion of fore-edges. Endpapers and text block softly yellowed; top edge of text block dust-soiled. Soft crease running vertical length of jacket spine panel; hint of rubbing; minimal edge wear. Very good book in a near fine jacket.

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