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Black Money (First Edition, Dedication Copy, inscribed to Robert Easton)

Black Money (First Edition, Dedication Copy, inscribed to Robert Easton)

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Black Money (First Edition, Dedication Copy, inscribed to Robert Easton)

by Kenneth Millar writing as Ross Macdonald

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. First Edition. First Edition. Dedication Copy, INSCRIBED by the author to the book's dedicatee, writer and environmental activist Robert Easton, on the dedication page a month prior to publication: "King Kondor! / and a man I consider myself fortunate to know / Ken / Santa Barbara / December 1965."

Easton and Kenneth Millar were longtime friends and Santa Barbara residents. Millar's inscription refers to their shared efforts in the mid-1960s to save the California condor, a species native to the Santa Barbara mountains that was nearing extinction in 1964. Millar would write the foreword to Easton's 1972 book "Black Tide," an exposé of the consequences of oil drilling on the California coastline.

The thirteenth Lew Archer novel.

Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed at the corners and on the spine ends. An attractive association copy.


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Black Money (First Edition, Dedication Copy, inscribed to Robert Easton)
Kenneth Millar writing as Ross Macdonald
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Mystery and Crime | Hard-boiled Crime Fiction | Series Fiction | Association Copy
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Dedication Copy
Association Copy
An association copy is a copy of a book which has been signed and inscribed by the author for a personal friend, colleague, or...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
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...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...

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