DescriptionRoss Macdonald. Group of Three Lew Archer Mysteries. New York: [1952-1956]. First editions.
John Ross Macdonald. The Ivory Grin. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First edition. Octavo. [2, blank], [viii], 240, [1, blank], [1, note on the type], [4, blank] pages. Publisher's patterned paper-covered boards; top edge stained dark brown, fore-edge untrimmed; in original dust jacket. Gentle spine lean; bottom edge rubbed; light wear to spine ends and corners. Endpapers faintly discolored. Dust jacket edges lightly worn, with two small chips to upper edge; rear panel rubbed; rear panel and flaps lightly foxed or soiled; spine panel faintly discolored, visible only on verso. Very good. The fourth Lew Archer novel.
[Together with:] John Ross Macdonald. Find a Victim. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First edition. Octavo. [viii], 215, [1, note on the type] pages. Publisher's patterned paper-covered boards; top edge stained grayish blue, fore-edge untrimmed; in original dust jacket. Board edges rubbed with wear to spine ends and corners; backstrip just barely dulled. Top stain lightly faded; very light discoloration to endpapers. Dust jacket edges worn crown chipped with another chip at upper edge of rear panel; tidemark at bottom edge of spine panel; backstrip faintly darkened; occasional mild soiling or rubbing. Very good overall. The fifth Lew Archer novel.
[And:] Ross Macdonald. The Barbarous Coast. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First edition. Octavo. [viii], 247, [1, note on the type] pages. Publisher's patterned paper-covered boards; top edge stained green, fore-edge untrimmed; in original dust jacket. Very gentle spine lean; spine ends and corners lightly worn with some light discoloration to foot of spine. Top stain very slightly faded; bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Dust jacket edges very light worn with a few short closed tears; very mild soiling to rear panel. A beautiful near fine copy. The six Lew Archer novel. From the KoKo Collection.
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