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    James Ross. They Don't Dance Much. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First edition. Presentation copy, with the exceedingly rare author's inscription on the front free endpaper: "This book is for my friend / Robert W. Smith / James Ross / My original title was / Dine and Dance, but / the editors at HM seemed / to think that there wouldn't be / much dancing in Smut's / joint". Octavo. [vi], [1]-296, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's cream cloth backstrip over black cloth boards, spine stamped in red and green. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine toned and thumbsoiled, some rubbing, light thumbsoiling to boards. Endleaves toned and offset. A few leaves roughly opened. Jacket has tape reinforcements at top edge. Jacket spine toned. Jacket worn with some soiling, chipping, scuffing, and several creased tears. Still, very good copy of this rare, gritty noir title, nearly impossible to find signed.

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