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    Four First Editions, Each With a Full-Page Inscription Signed by Erle Stanley Gardner

    Erle Stanley Gardner [writing as A. A. Fair]. Group of Four Signed and Inscribed First Edition Books. All are signed by the author with full-page inscriptions on the front free endpaper. Includes: You Can Die Laughing. 1957. [and:] Try Anything Once. 1962. [and:] Fish or Cut Bait. 1963. [and:] Cut Thin to Win. 1965. New York: William Morrow. Publisher's cloth and illustrated dust jackets. Mild shelfwear to bindings. Try Anything, Cut Bait, and Cut Thin with slightly leaning spines. Jackets show light rubbing and toning with small chips and tears. Very good. From the collection of Hedwig "Hedy" Antonia Roripaugh, who worked as a secretary and assistant for mystery writer Earle Stanley Gardner, at his Rancho Paisano near Temecula California, from around 1946 until the mid 1960s.

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    From the collection of Hedwig "Hedy" Antonia Roripaugh, who worked as a secretary and assistant for mystery writer Earle Stanley Gardner, at his Rancho Paisano near Temecula California, from around 1946 until the mid 1960s. She was married in 1947 to Louis "Louie"  Roripaugh, who worked as the manager of Pauba Ranch in Temecula. Some of the inscriptions and letters in the collection are to Louie or to both Hedy and Louie.



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    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
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