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    Erle Stanley Gardner. The Case of the Deadly Toy. New York: Morrow, [1959]. First edition. Inscribed.

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    Erle Stanley Gardner. The Case of the Deadly Toy. New York: William Morrow, [1959]. First edition. Inscribed by Gardner to his friend, Dr. Robert Brittain, a forensic scientist who taught a course at Harvard, which Gardner attended.

    Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To/Dr. Rob Brittain/with all the Best/from one of his/pupils./Yours/Erle Stanley Gardner/Dec 1958". Octavo. [xii], 272, [2, list of author's works], [2, blank] pages. Publisher's binding, dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit sunned, some rubbing and mild edgewear to jacket, evidence of careful tape removal from verso of jacket, mild rubbing to binding, a few very small stains on front endleaves (not affecting inscription), tiny area of sticker residue on rear pastedown. Still, very good. Gardner attended Brittain's course on forensic medicine in the 1950's, and the two became close friends (Gardner had even dedicated The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (Morrow, 1950) to him).

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