24 September 2002
CARR, John Dickson. The Lost Gallows. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931.
8o. (Harper's seal removed.) Original cloth (spine spotted); pictorial dust jacket by Wilkins (dampstain with tint from cloth, darker on back panel, joints and edges rubbed with a few short tears). Provenance: Bob Humphrey (presentation inscription) -- John Henry v. Schröder (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of Carr's second mystery. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CARR on the front free endpaper: "To Bob Humphrey, another member of the Cue Club, high priest of Filters, who didn't miss a single stair on the way down. John Dickson Carr New York, March 10." (The year date is obscured by an ink blot.)
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