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You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

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You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

by HALLAS, Richard (pseudonym of Eric Knight)

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

New York: McBride, 1938. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Minute bumps to the crown and foot else fine in a lovely, about near fine example of the scarce dustwrapper with a few rubbed spots and slight loss at the spinal extremities (affecting a couple of letters), and some very neat professional reinforcing at the folds. A lost classic of hardboiled fiction; when it came out it was compared to *The Postman Always Rings Twice* and *They Shoot Horses, Don't They?* An Oklahoma man comes home and finds his wife and child gone, perhaps to California, and he sets out after them. The only mystery novel written by Eric Knight, an excellent and very versatile writer (he also wrote *Lassie, Come Home*) who died in a plane crash during WWII. An uncommon book, and genuinely rare in jacket.

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Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
97353
Title
You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up
Author
HALLAS, Richard (pseudonym of Eric Knight)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
McBride
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1938
Keywords
Mystery

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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Jacket
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First Edition
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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...
Bumps
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