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    Ellery Queen [pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee]. The Dutch Shoe Mystery. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931. First edition. Signed and inscribed by the author to Otto Penzler on the dedication page, "To / Otto / What a find! / (I envy your possession / of it!) / "Ellery Queen" / (Fred Dannay)." Octavo. 305 pp. Publisher's black cloth with white lettering and white shoe stamped on the front board and white-lettered spine. Minor edgewear, head and foot of spine just pushed. Small pen notation to upper edge of front pastedown. Internally clean and tight copy; top edge slightly darkened, minor edgewear. Dust jacket featuring distinctive Queen of Diamonds design common to early Queen dust jackets, unclipped (price $2.00); moderate edgewear, chipping to head and foot of spine panel and corners, minor soiling on spine, somewhat rubbed, toned on verso. Very good book with very good dust jacket. An extremely scarce find, even according to the author himself!

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