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The Benson Murder Case

By Van Dine, S S




First novel in the Philo Vance series of detective fiction written by S.S. Van Dine. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone published in the Golden Age of detective fiction. 

First edition identification and notes

First editions of this authors first detective novel published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1926, with 1926 printed on the title page. First editions with intact original dust jacket are exceedingly rare. 


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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S.

First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's device printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the First Issue point with a summary of the book on the front flap. Later editions have blurbs on the front flap. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with some wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the publisher's black cloth and is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the scarce First Issue dustjacket.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S.

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926 First Edition, First Printing with the 1926 date printed on the title page. An attractive copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. The book is clean, and the binding is tight. The boards have minor wear to the edges and spine. The pages are quite clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Van Dine First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S. S

Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA, 1990. Special edition. Hardcover. Fine. "This novel opens with the death of playboy stockbroker, Alvin Benson, who is found in his brownstone mansion with a bullet through his head. First on the scene is Philo Vance, amateur detective, who is at once intrigued by the absence of Alvin's toupee and his false teeth. These odd clues set him in pursuit of an elusive murderer. S.S. Van Dine is the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939) who wrote this novel in 1926. Yhis is his first, and cosidered best, mystery. It was based on a true crime. Van Dine wrote 13 best-selling crime novels and his amateur detective, Philo Vance was later immortalized on screen by William Powell in 'The Canary Murder Case". [Pub. Info] SPECIAL EDITION.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S.

New York: Scribner's, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Good, lacking the jacket. Black buckram, rubbed and stained at the surface and edges, red ink lettering on the spine and front board. Bound with a slight forward lean and reading wear, front hinge starting, clean otherwise. The first Philo Vance mystery, a difficult first edition in any condition.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S.

New York: Scribners, 1926. Book. VG+. Hardcover. First Edition. Second printing from 1927. A VG+ copy in a fine facsimile dust jacket. Basis for the 1930 film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring William Powell, William 'Stage' Boyd and Eugene Pallette. Scarce..

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The Benson Murder Case (Franklin Mystery Series)

Dine, S.S. Van

The Franklin Library. IMITATION LEATHER. B07ZN78ZW9 Brand New Book, factory sealed in original shrink wrap. . New.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S.

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. As New with no dust jacket. 1990. Special Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Covered in purple leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, gilt design on covers and all edges gilt with decorated endpapers. Frontspiece illustration by Kent Barton specially commissioned for this edition. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces Series. B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 293 pp .

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The Benson murder case (Pocket book)

Van Dine, S. S

Pocket Books, 1945-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. .

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The Benson Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

VAN DINE, S.S.

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. 5 1/2" X 7 1/2," 348 pages. Gift inscription on ffep. Black boards with red lettering which are soiled. Spine canted. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn. Some edge-wear. Small indentation on rear board. . First Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S.

New York: Pocket. Fine. 1946. Paperback Edition. Pocket Book no. 333. Fine in wrappers. .

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The Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

Independently Published, 2019. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

Large Print Book Company, The, 2014. Paperback. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S. S.

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1990. The cover shows minimal wear.. Full-Leather. Near Fine.

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The Benson Murder Case.

S.S.VAN DINE

Ernest Benn, London, 1926. The first English edition of the author's first mystery, and the first appearance of his Philo Vance character. 8vo. 346pp. Vertical ribbed red cloth, lettered in black at spine and with a black border to upper board. Backstrip faded and covers a little marked and handled here and there. A little light spotting to edges, preliminary leaves and occasional margins. Hinges repaired. No jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S. S

New York: A l Burt. Hardcover. a nice clean copy of this reprint. . Very Good. Reprint Edition.

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The Benson Murder Case. (= The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces).

Dine, S. S. van [d.i. Willard Huntington Wright].

Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library (1990).. Gr.-8°. 293(3) S. OLeinenbd. m. goldgedr. Rü.titel u. Deckelverz. sowie umseit. Goldschnitt. Sehr gut erh. Exemplar.

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The Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

NY: Burt, 1926. Book. Good. Hardcover. 348pp. Cover spotted and faded. Good..

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The Benson murder case

S. S. Van Dine

Gregg Press, 1980. Pages: 348; Weight: 1lb 5.6oz; Size: 8.3" x 5.9" x 1.5". Ex-Library copy with stamps, sticker, pouch and protective cover. Jacket is inside mylar cover, book cover is clean, has light shelfwear, bumped spine ends and lightely cocked spine, otherwise clean, unmarked, tight.. Very Good. Hard Cover. Ex-Library. . .

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The Benson Murder Case

van Dine, S. S. (Pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright)

Franklin Center, Pa: Franklin Library 1990. (Leatherbound) 293+. Fine, no dust jacket. 8vo. Leather with gilt decorations on front and back panels; gilt titles on spine with ribbed compartments; gilt edges; patterned endpapers. There is a personal library blind stamp to 'The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces' page and to the secondary half title page, which is not paginated. A fine copy, pages unopened. A Franklin Mystery. Pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright. .

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S.

Franklin Library, 1990. some scratches to the foreedge gilt. Reissue. Hardback. Near Fine/No Dw as Issued. Hardcover.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S.S

London: Ernest Benn. Very Good/No Jacket. 1931. Fourth Impression. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall In splendid original condition, this hardcover 1931 reprint is VG. 280pp with 25 chapters and bright black title lettering to spine. Crisp appearence, neat signature on fixed front endpaper, all VG .

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The Benson Murder Case

Dine, S. S. Van

Charles Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. 1928 Ok x lib . Fair. 1928.

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FARGO, ALASKA STEEL

Benteen, john

belmont , 1971. B75-2137 near fine western paperback,

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THE BENSON MURDER CASE (GREGG PRESS MYSTERY FICTION SERIES)

Van Dine, S.S. [author]; Penzler, Otto {editor]; Steinbrunner, Chris [introduction]

Boston: Gregg Press, 1980. Hardcover. Octavo; First printing; "Complete photographic reprint of a work first published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1926"; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, grey with purple print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in grey cloth with purple print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Includes photos from the film version, Paramount, 1930; x, xii, 348 pages, frontispiece, illustrated. FP New Rockville Stock.

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Benson Murder Case

Dine, S S Van

Imprint unknown, 1971. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S. S. [1888-1939]

Published by Daily Express Fiction Library, London circa 1930 edition not stated. London circa 1930., 1930. Hard back binding in publisher's original crimson cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 6½'' x 5'' 251 pp. Cheap paper browning to the margins. Very Good condition book, in Very Good condition black and scarlet illustrated dust wrapper with very minor rubs to the spine tips, one 5 mm closed tear to the lower fore edge, spine not faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Benson Murder Case

van Dine, S.S.

New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1926 Burt reprint of Scribner original. The first novel in the Philo Vance series, it became a bestseller. Condition notes - 348 numbered pp +6; HB. Pages: clean, ivory, tight; a.e. tanned, front hinge cracked (intact)PO name and Christmas label to ffep, w/label offsetting to ep. Cover: dk green, dull gilt titles front/spine; modest shelfwear, extrems somewhat worn, spine sunned.

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Benson Murder Case, The

Van Dine, S. S.

Pocket, 1946. Softcover. Fine. #333, 3rd printing

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The Benson Murder Case

VAN DINE, S. S

A.L. BURT COMPANY, 1926-01-01. Fifth or Later Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1926 hardcover, as pictured. Minor shelf wear, the covers have light edge wear, the pages have lightly yellowed from age. No remainder mark. No writing or highlighting on the pages. The spine is clean and tight with zero loose pages. Perfectly readable and intact. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S S

London: Readers Library. Burgundy cloth, titled gilt. Attractive dustwrapper with wraparound artwork. Dustwrapper lacks 2" of lower spine. Base of spine is just starting to split & front inner hinge just starting to split also . Good. Hardcover. 1st thus.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S. S.

Felony & Mayhem, 2018. Paperback. New. reprint edition. 275 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.75 inches.

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The Benson murder case (Gregg Press mystery fiction series)

Van Dine, S. S

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 040620

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The Benson Murder Case.

Van Dine, S.S.

Tom Stacey, 1971. Reprint. Fine in edgeworn dust jacket in mylar cover.

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The Benson Murder Case

S.S. Van Dine

Pocket Book, 1946. 3rd Printing. Pocket Book #333. Near Fine condition.

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The Sultan's Warrior

Bates Baldwin

Pocket Book, 1952. First Printing. Pocket Book #884. Very Good condition.

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The Benson Murder Case (The Philo Vance Series)

S.S. Van Dine

New York: Scribners, 1930. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Frontispiece drawing of Philo Vance by Herbert Stoops. 348 pp. This edition part of the 1930 set of Van Dine's Philo Vance books issued by Scribners; the original 1926 date only appears on the copyright page but the title pages of this series all bear the date "MCMXXX" . A bright, tight fine example. No jacket (none issued?).

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The Benson Murder Case (Volume 1) (Philo Vance (1))

Van Dine, S.S.

Felony & Mayhem. PAPERBACK. 1631941682 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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The Benson murder case (Gregg Press mystery fiction series)

S. S Van Dine

Gregg Press, 1980. Good.

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Benson Murder Case: a Philo Vance Story. HC/DJ 1926

S. S. Van Dine

Publisher: New York: A. L. Burt, 1926; Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6 3/4 " - 7 3/4 " tall. The first Philo Vance Mystery.. Archival Wrapped DJ.

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The Benson Murder Case

S.S. Van Dine

UK.: Daily Express Fiction Library., 1930. POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES FULLY INSURED! (UK ONLY). FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS. FROM A DEALER WHO TELLS YOU WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR TELEPHONE AND ADDRESS CONTACT DETAILS ARE!. Not Signed or Inscribed. Red Cloth. Very Good (AVERAGE)/Very Good (AVERAGE). 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾". HARDBACK.

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The Scarab Murder Case (Gregg Press Mystery Fiction Series)

S.S. Van Dine

Gregg Press, 1980. Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. Ex-library with typical marks, some wear and yellowing; a solid book. The jacket has some discoloring and wear; wrapped; taped to the covers. Philo Vance mystery. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0839825560. ISBN/EAN: 9780839825562. Inventory No: 156362. .

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Benson Murder Case: A Philo Vance Mystery

S. S. Van Dine

Amereon Ltd. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The benson murder case

Dine, S.S. van

Pocket Books Inc. New York, 1945. Softcover. Fair. Leesvouw in rug. Rug geplakt met plakband.

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The Story of Ben: Sometimes It Pays to Be Different

Kindelan, Hiroshima

Authorhouse, 2003-02-01. Paperback. Very Good. 2003 paperback. Minor shelf wear to covers and edges. Binding is tight. Text is clean.

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Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

Read Books, 2006. Perfect Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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THE BENSON MURDER CASE

Van Dine, S.S.

gold medal Paperback t 2006 in good condition.

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The Benson Murder Case

Van Dine, S S

London: The Hogarth Press, 1988. VG, Edgewear, creases, remainder stripe, browning. A Philo Vance crime novel. Cover illustration by David Juniper. Expanded condition report/digital photo on request.. First Hogarth Press Edition. Trade Paperback.

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The Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

Cassell & Co, 1931. Hardcover. Good. 1931. 316 pages. No dust jacket. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Water marks to boards and spine.

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The Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

Ernest Benn, 1929. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1929. Third impression. 280 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with black lettering. Cracks at both hinges. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Mild tanning to pages throughout with occasional light foxing and thumb marking present. Minor foxing to text block edges. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light bleaching to surfaces and crushing at spine ends.

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THE BENSON MURDER CASE.

VAN DINE, S. S.:

Daily Express Fiction Library, (no date). . Small 8vo. Hardback in bright red dustwrapper. Contents: edges a little browned in places, otherwise pages generally very good and clean. Dustwrapper: top edge lightly creased. Short closed tear to rear corner. A few slight nicks. Otherwise very good and bright. A tight copy.

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