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    Melville Davisson Post. The Bradmoor Murder. New York: 1929. First edition, with "The Blackmailer," a chapter previously published.

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    Melville Davisson Post. The Bradmoor Murder. Including the Remarkable Deductions of Sir Henry Marquis of Scotland Yard. New York: J. H. Sears & Company, [1929]. First edition. Octavo (7.5 x 5.125 inches; 190 x 130 mm.). [6, blank], [viii], 297, [9, blank] pages (note: first two and last two leaves serve as endpapers). Publisher's light gray cloth, spine and front board lettered in red; top edge of the text block stained red, others untrimed; plain endpapers from the text block; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine ends and corners very gently bumped with just a hint of wear. Dust jacket spine panel very faintly faded in the red ink; spine ends and fold edges with a little worn with a few tiny chips; edges lightly worn with a handful of short closed tears, the longest being just over half an inch, at the bottom edge of the front panel barely affecting the printed text; light overall rubbing. A nearly fine copy in a near fine jacket.

    [Together with:] "The Blackmailer." New York: Paget Literary Agency, 1923. First edition. Octavo (8.25 x 5.25 inches; 210 x 130 mm.). 16 pages. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original brown paper wrappers, cover-title. Wrappers nearly split along the spine with a closed tear extending from the top into the front wrapper and a small chip at the bottom end on the front wrapper; rear wrapper chipped on the bottom corner and along the front edge; margins darkened. Softly creased in the fore-margin. A good copy of a fragile item. Uncommon short story, published six years later in The Bradmoor Murder. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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