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    Melville Davisson Post. The Mystery at the Blue Villa. New York: 1919. First edition.

    More Information: Melville Davisson Post. The Mystery at the Blue Villa. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1919. First edition, with "(1)" following the conclusion of the text; publisher's file copy, rubber stamped as such and numbered (6803) on the front free endpaper by the publisher. Octavo (7.25 x 4.875 inches; 185 x 125). [vi], 383, [1], [2, blank] pages. Publisher's greenish-blue cloth, spine and front board lettered and ruled in gilt, front board ruled in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $1.75, with the reproduction of a letter by Theodore Roosevelt, written to the author in anticipation of this title, on the rear panel. Spine just barely askew; backstrip very lightly dulled with a small circular discoloration toward the bottom (presumably from a sticker); spine end and corners worn; both boards partially bent with a corresponding wrinkle extending up from the bottom edges; bottom corners bumped; front board slightly bowed. Top edge of the text very lightly soiled with a series of small splashes near the bound edge; endpapers very lightly worn; short split to the front hinge near the upper edge. Dust jacket edges and fold a little worn with some bruising wearing the paper a little thin and some shallow chipping to the crown and a handful of short close tears; light creasing; spine panel very faintly darkened with a touch of soiling and a very faint small tidemark near the center. Very good. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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