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    Robert J. Casey. Group of Seven Bobbs-Merrill Company Books. Indianapolis: [1929-1934]. First editions, one of which is inscribed.

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    Robert J. Casey. The Secret of 37 Hardy Street. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929. First edition. Octavo. [3]-322 pages. Publisher's full light purple cloth, front and spine stamped in yellow. All edges trimmed. Original illustrated dust jacket. A touch of dark soiling to top edges of binding and front board; spine ends slightly pushed and worn. Edges of text block darkened; normal age yellowing to pages; one or two spots of thumbsoiling. Darkened areas to front, rear and spine panels of dust jacket; barely perceptible wear at flap and joint folds; tiny split at top of front flap fold. Three tape repairs at verso. Very good with near fine interior.

    [Together with:] The Voice of the Lobster. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1930. First edition. Octavo. 306 pages. Publisher's full light purple cloth, front and spine stamped in yellow. All edges trimmed. Original illustrated dust jacket. Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding. Edges of text block toned and slightly speckled. Purple drugstore stamp on front free endpaper. Dust jacket slightly rubbed; spine panel very slightly faded and ends a touch frayed; a few short tears from top edge; rear panel with faint tidemark in upper corner and small wormhole toward center. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    [And:] The Secret of the Bungalow. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1930. First edition. Octavo. 304 pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front and spine lettered in black. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. A tiny amount of shelf wear at extremities of binding. Normal toning to edges of text block with some spot soiling, foxing and bit of shallow insect damage at top edge. Jacket slightly toned and a little rubbed, particularly at edges; faint foxing to verso. About near fine.

    [And:] Cambodian Quest. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931. First edition. Octavo. 304 pages. Publisher's full orange cloth, front and spine stamped in red. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Slight shelf wear at extremities of binding. Edges of text block darkened, with some speckle soiling at top. Dust jacket rubbed and faintly toned with some scattered spot-soiling; a touch of fraying to ends of spine panel; two tiny chips at top edge; single short tear parallel to rear flap fold. About near fine.

    [And:] News Reel. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1932. First edition. Octavo. [3]-306 pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front and spine stamped in black. All edges trimmed; top edge stained black. Original illustrated dust jacket printed on yellow paper. Mild edge and joint wear to binding; very minimal bumping to corners. Normal age toning to edges of text block. Previous owner signature to front pastedown; a few pages folded at corners. A bit of chipping to spine panel and flap fold ends; small hole at rear flap fold and small crack at front; spine panel slightly faded; mild toning; a few short tears from top edge; a few damp spots at verso. A near fine book in a very good jacket.

    [And:] Hot Ice. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1933. First edition. Octavo. 309, [1] pages. Publisher's full green cloth, front and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Edges untrimmed; top edge trimmed and stained red. Original illustrated dust jacket. Slight shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends slightly pushed. Some page edges roughly trimmed, starting to fray. Previous owner signature to front free endpaper. Light rubbing and a bit of soiling to jacket; tiny loss of paper at joint and flap fold ends; fraying at top of spine panel with some soft creasing; three cracks at ends of flap folds, each about 1" long; top corner of rear flap torn away. Very good.

    [And:] The Third Owl. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1934. First edition. Inscribed, "For / Gertrude E. [--] / With best regards / Robert J. Casey." Octavo. [3]-312 pages. Publisher's full green cloth, front and spine stamped in brown. Edges untrimmed; top edge trimmed and stained yellow. Original illustrated dust jacket. A bit of shelf wear at extremities of binding. Normal mild toning to edges of text block. Previous owner's engraved bookplate tipped to front pastedown. Spine panel of dust jacket slightly toned; a few tiny chips at spine panel ends, top of front and bottom of rear flap folds; two small spots of soiling at rear flap fold. Very nearly fine. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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