Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Earl Derr Biggers. Seven Keys to Baldpate. Indianapolis: [1913]. First edition.

    More Information:

    Earl Derr Biggers. Seven Keys to Baldpate. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1913]. First edition. Octavo. [viii], 408 pages. Frontispiece, with tissue guard, and four additional plates illustrated by Frank Snapp. Publisher's blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board decoratively stamped in blind with design incorporating seven keys; in original dust jacket. Backstrip and top edges very faintly dulled; some light wear to corners and spine ends with two short closed tears to the cloth; bottom edges rubbed. Top edge of text block lightly dust soiled; fore edge faintly foxed. Just a bit of soiling to the endpapers. Dust jacket worn with chipping at both edges of each fold, the largest at the foot of the spine and affecting the "MER" of "MERRILL;" folds worn with closed tear of about one inch at the bottom of the front panel, extending into the spine panel with several corresponding creases; three small dampstains to spine panel; occasional light rubbing. Very good in a good example of the uncommon dust jacket. Source material for a play by George M. Cohan and several film adaptations, the best remembered likely directed by Lew Landers and released in 1947. From the KoKo Collection.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    14th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 225

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 27 Musical Instruments - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $640,615