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    John D. MacDonald. Group of Three Hardcover Travis McGee Novels. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott; Lippincott & Crowell, [1967]-[1980]. First American hardcover editions. Includes: A Purple Place for Dying. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott, [1967]. First American hardcover edition. Signed and inscribed by the author to Otto Penzler, dated "21 Oct '83," to the half-title page. Octavo. 204 pp. Publisher's dark blue paper over boards, backed in dark blue cloth with silver-lettered spine; original illustrated dust jacket illustrated by Don Brautigam. Top of boards slightly faded. Internally clean and tight copy; top edge slightly toned. Dust jacket unclipped (price $7.95); very minor edgewear, somewhat rubbed. Publisher's review slip laid in. Near fine book in very good dust jacket. Originally published in paperback by Fawcett Gold Medal in 1964. Shine 1980, p. 35.

    A Tan and Sandy Silence. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott, [1979]. First American hardcover edition, first edition stated on copyright page. Signed and inscribed by the author to Otto Penzler, dated "21 Oct '83," to the dedication page. Octavo. 261 pp. Publisher's gold paper over boards, backed in brown cloth with gilt-lettered spine; original illustrated dust jacket designed by Don Bender and illustrated by Don Brautigam. Internally clean and tight copy; very minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped (price $8.95); very minor edgewear, lightly rubbed. Near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Originally published in paperback by Fawcett Gold Medal in 1972. Shine 1980, p. 36.

    The Scarlet Ruse. Philadelphia: Lippincott & Crowell, [1980]. First American hardcover edition, first edition stated on copyright page. Signed and inscribed by the author to Otto Penzler, dated "21 Oct '83," to the half-title page. Octavo. 262 pp. Publisher's red cloth over boards, backed in dark red cloth with gilt-lettered spine; original illustrated dust jacket designed by Don Bender and illustrated by Don Brautigam. Minor edgewear. Internally clean and tight copy. Dust jacket unclipped (price $9.95); single small dent to head of spine panel, lightly rubbed. Publisher's review slip and author's photo, taken by Dorothy MacDonald, laid in. Near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Originally published in paperback by Fawcett Gold Medal in 1973. Shine 1980, p. 35.


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