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Glass Spear, The by  Sidney Hobson (1904-1974) COURTIER - First Printing - 1950 - from Fine Editions Ltd and Biblio.com

Glass Spear, The

by COURTIER, Sidney Hobson (1904-1974)

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


New York: A. A. Wyn, 1950. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Printing. 8vo; 252pp. Original quarter-bound beige cloth lettered in red with black cloth boards; in a bright pictorial dust jacket priced at $2.50. Fine, tight and square, in a Near Fine or better jacket with a lightly rubbed spine. The first of the author's 24 crime novels, this a murder mystery set in the Queensland outback. Scarce. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.




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