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    Louis Joseph Vance. Group of Three Little, Brown and Company Books. Boston: [1912-1915]. First editions.

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    Louis Joseph Vance. The Bandbox. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1912. First edition. Octavo. [10], 319, [1] pages. Frontispiece and four additional inserted plates on coated paper by Arthur I. Keller. Publisher's full pale lavender boards; front and spine lettered in cream; front with bandbox decoration stamped in cream, light brown, dark brown, and purple. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Barely perceptible shelf wear at extremities of binding; tiny spot of dark soiling to decoration at front board; small purple smear at base of spine. Normal age toning to edges of text block; a few tiny, scattered spots of soiling. Occasional faint spots of marginal staining and thumb-soiling scattered throughout interior of text block. Light sunning and rubbing to exposed panels of jacket; chipping to spine and flap fold ends, bottom edge of front panel; small gouge at front joint; tiny hole at center of spine panel; a bit of fraying with a few short tears and some soft creasing, most pronounced at head of rear panel; slight wear to joint and flap folds. Near fine book in an about near fine jacket.

    [Together with:] The Destroying Angel. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1912. First edition. Octavo. [10], 325, [1] pages. Frontispiece and three additional inserted plates on coated paper by Arthur I. Keller. Publisher's full red cloth; front and spine lettered in gilt; front stamped decoratively in blind. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Barely perceptible shelf wear at extremities of binding; slight discoloration at head of spine; spine ends gently pushed. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block. Light rubbing and soiling to exposed panels of jacket; chipping at head of spine panel resulting in some loss to title; minimal paper loss at foot of spine and at flap fold ends; small abrasion at spine; a bit of wear at flap folds. Near fine.

    [And:] Sheep's Clothing. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1915. First edition. Octavo. [6], 279, [3] pages. Frontispiece and four additional inserted plates on coated paper by James Montgomery Flagg. Publisher's full green cloth, front and spine lettered in cream. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Minor shelf wear at extremities of binding; swath of lettering at spine lost, appears to potentially be from damp stain or other kind of soiling, visible at lower end of rear joint. Top edge of text block slightly darkened with some spotting; normal toning to remaining edges and interior. One or two small spots of marginal soiling scattered throughout. Jacket toned and slightly rubbed; minimal paper loss with a bit of fraying at bottom of spine and along top edge; two spots of soiling at spine panel. Tidemark from spine damp stain and a few short tears visible at verso. Near fine in a very good jacket. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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