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The Circular Staircase-The Breaking Point by  Mary Roberts Rinehart - 1st Edition - 1908 - from Brass DolphinBooks and

The Circular Staircase-The Breaking Point

by Rinehart, Mary Roberts

Condition: Fair/No Jacket

Indanapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1908. Book. Illus. by Ralph Lester. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. This listing is for 2 by MRR sold as a pair at the listed price with one-book priced domestic media mail shipping. TCS is her first book, scarce, September, 362 pages, orange and black on olive cloth. Much edge/tip abrasion. First page is the blank verso of a Lester illustration (tissue in place) and I could not swear a blank endsheet hasn't gone missing. Binding gapping a trifle at gutter. Name fountain penned on this blank sheet. Cocking and some wear issues are present. Texts of these 2 are notably aged in appearance. It is graded low, though sound enough for reading and possessed of a turn of the century charm. I believe it was done without jacket. TBP similar but uncocked, notable flecks front lower cover. 1st and last endsheets quite foxed, readable. GHD (Doran) colophon in place. Not pretty but serviceable. Foto of the pair will follow. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero returns.*.
  • Bookseller: Brass DolphinBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 008098
  • Title: The Circular Staircase-The Breaking Point
  • Author: Rinehart, Mary Roberts
  • Illustrator: Ralph Lester
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bobbs Merrill
  • Place: Indanapolis
  • Date published: 1908
  • Bookseller catalogs: Mystery;
  • Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General;


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