Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century
- Near Fine with no dust jacket
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. 23 separate stories, by different authors, in a fancy edition. Features stories by the likes of O. Henry, Pearl Buck, Ed McBain, William Faulkner and others. With color frontis and cover panel paintings by John Ward. Includes a section of brief biographies of the authors at rear of volume. Published as part of Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. --- In navy leatherette covers, decorated in gilt; all edges gilt and with three raised spine bands. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A bright, crisp, unmarked copy but with light scratching to textblock gilding.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall ; (14), 415 pages .
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- Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
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