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    Robert Reeves. Pair of Cellini Smith Novels. New York and Boston: [1941-1943]. First editions with an advance copy of No Love Lost.

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    Robert Reeves. No Love Lost. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1941]. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). [vi], 282 pages. Publisher's light grayish blue cloth, spine and front board lettered and ruled in dark red; top edge stained red, others rough-trimmed; plain endpapers; in original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine ends just barely pushed with a hint of fading at the crown. Endpapers tanned. Dust jacket with a soft vertical crease through the spine panel, hardly visible on the recto; edges and folds a only trifle worn with a single tiny chip at the upper edge of the rear flap fold; the white background of the flaps and rear panel very lightly dulled; very faint offsetting from the ruled lines visible on the verso. Nearly fine. [Together with:] Another copy, first edition, advance issue. Publisher's perfect binding in the original wrappers (an example of the dust jacket trimmed slightly shorter). Edges worn with some marginal creasing, two small interior holes to the front panel; rear wrapper with a closed tear extending from the top edge, mended with tape; Terminal leaves in with a soft crease. Still, very good.

    [And:] Cellini Smith, Detective. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). [vi], 232, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's light grayish-brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in brown; top edge of the text block trimmed, others rough-trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Upper corners just barely tapped. Top edge of text block just barely dust-soiled. Dust jacket rubbed with blemishes to the spine and front panels; single small chip to the upper edge of the front panel, other trivial edgewear. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket. The second and third (the final) hard-boiled novels from a Black Mask contributor. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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