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    Inscribed Dedication Copy, With a Signed Letter

    Erle Stanley Gardner. The Case of the Daring Decoy. New York: William Morrow, [1957].

    First edition, first printing. Dedication copy with note from Erle Stanley Gardner to Merlin Minter (dedicatee) laid in: "To a wonderful / friend and a / great American / from an ad- / mirer. / To / Merton Melrose Minter M.D. / from / Erle Stanley Gardner / ...Sept 1957." Additionally inscribed by Merton Minter on front free endpaper. Octavo. 281 pages.

    Publisher's full red cloth with black titles. Modestly rubbed extremities. Light foxing to page edge. Minor foxing to endpapers. Page 163 with smoothed corner fold. Dust jacket shows light wear to extremities with modest chipping to spine ends and corners. Two small tears to bottom edge. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A bright, attractive copy with a fantastic association and in very good condition.

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