Very good. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1971, 266 pages, 1st printing, tight square hardcover in a good unclipped dust jacket, stamp on spine of jacket, creases on jacket, no owner's mark, light wear to book, remainder mark.
Good in Good jacket. Ex-Library An ex-library copy in original cream cloth, in an attractive price-clipped and well-protected dust jacket with a spine label. The usual ex-libris markings to the book, tight and clean within.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Book A whisper of bumping to spine ends, else the cloth is perfect. A couple of small tears on upper edge of jacket. Some creasing to upper edge of jacket's back cover. Jacket is lightly smudged. An altogether very solid copy.
Near Fine in Very Good DJ. 266 pp. 8vo. Scarce 1st edition of Burke's third book, in excellent condition. Minor shelf wear to spine ends and corners, very slight soiling to textblock and rep. Interior clean and crisp, binding tight. Very light chipping to dj spine ends and corners, light rubbing to edges and back panel, light sunning/soiling to panels and spine. Original $5.95 price to front dj flap.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1971. First edition. Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland makes his first appearance in this early novel by the Edgar Award-winning writer. Octavo. Original tan cloth binding, with black and red titles. The dust jacket is lightly faded along the spine, with a few tiny tears that have been neatly repaired with tape on the verso; else near fine.
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