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    Stuart Palmer. Pair of Crime Club Mysteries. Garden City: [1937-1941]. First editions, one a Hildegarde Withers novel; typed letter, signed, laid in.

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    Stuart Palmer. Omit Flowers. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, for The Crime Club, 1937. First edition. Octavo (7.8125 x 5.5 inches; 198 x 140). [viii], 280 pages. Publisher's light green cloth, spine lettered and stamped in black, publisher's device stamped in black on the front board; top edge of the text block stained light green, others untrimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine just barely sloped; bottom of the spine with a minor wrinkle; top corner of the front board softly bumped; scant spot-soiling. Top stain faintly faded; endpapers lightly discolored in the hinge from the binding glue. Dust jacket edges lightly worn, short (about three quarters of one inch) closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel, lateral crease extending from the bottom across the upper margin, few other lesser closed tears, light creasing to the edges; folds creased and a little worn. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Typed letter, signed, from the author on his stationery laid in, dated December 7, 1954; the author spends two of the three paragraphs discussing penguins and includes a doodle with his signature.

    [Together with:] The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, for The Crime Club, 1941. First edition. Octavo (7.75 x 5.5 inches; 196 x 140 mm.). [xii], 275, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered and stamped in red, publisher's device stamped in red on the front board; top edge of the text block stained red, others untrimmed; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Fore-edge of the rear board with a minor ding; extremities very lightly rubbed. Top stain somewhat faded, mostly on the middle gatherings; endpapers lightly discolored from binding glue; page margins faintly tanned, but the pages are still quite supple. Dust jacket edges lightly worn, two small chips at the top edge of the panel folds; folds a little worn; light overall rubbing; a few tiny green ink splatters on the verso. A nearly fine copy in a near fine jacket. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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