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    Mickey Spillane. One Lonely Night. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1951. First edition. Inscribed by the author to his mother and father: "Dear Ma and Dad - / Don't know what / the hell to write so I'll just say / you're too old to read stuff like this / anyway. / Love-- Mick." Octavo. 254 pages. Publisher's light bluish green paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, front board with small blind-stamp on lower corner, dust jacket. Rear endpaper lacking. Boards and edges somewhat rubbed, outer portions a bit sun-faded, spine ends with chips, corners slightly bumped. Text block edges faintly toned, rear hinge starting, endpapers lightly foxed. Dust jacket heavily rubbed, lower corner of front panel stained, rear panel moderately soiled, verso lightly foxed; edges worn and chipped with minor loss, folds with closed and open tears. A good, sound copy with Spillane's comic inscription to his parents. From the estate of Mickey Spillane.

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