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    Ira Levin. A Kiss Before Dying. New York: 1953. First edition. Signed and inscribed to Carolyn and Otto Penzler. Signed and inscribed, "To Carolyn + Otto, / Thanks for a / lovely party, / Ira Levin." Octavo. [4], 244 pages. Publisher's mint green cloth, spine and front stamped in black; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Light wear at spine ends and along bottom edges of boards; top edges faintly soiled. Endpapers and text block somewhat browned; dust-soiling visible along top edge. Mild rubbing to jacket; small stamp at upper corner of front flap; price-clipped. Near fine.

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    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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