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THE BENSON MURDER CASE

THE BENSON MURDER CASE

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THE BENSON MURDER CASE

by VAN DINE, S. S.:

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1926. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. With a signed presentation card. Publisher's original black cloth with red titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent, near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little pushing at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Small bookseller's label to the bottom left corner of the front endpaper. Complete with the very good, first state dustwrapper that is a little rubbed, nicked and creased at the extremities, with some toning to the spine and flap edges. Not price-clipped (correctly priced $2.00 to the upper front flap) and with a faint green date stamp "Dec 17 1926" opposite. An excellent example of a notable rarity in the correct dustwrapper. Loosely laid in is a small white card inscribed by the author in black ink "To A. Laura Murray [underlined] / With the compliments / and best wishes of / S. S. Van Dine". The first Philo Vance novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, and the basis for the 1930 Paramount Pictures film of the same name, directed by Frank Tuttle, starring William Powell in the lead role. (Hubin). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Synopsis

First novel in the Philo Vance series of detective fiction written by S.S. Van Dine. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone published in the Golden Age of detective fiction. 

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
18680
Title
THE BENSON MURDER CASE
Author
VAN DINE, S. S.:
Book Condition
Used
Edition
First edition, first printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1926
Weight
0.00 lbs

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First State
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some...
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...

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