London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930. First English Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 311 pages,  ads; G+/none; bound in publisher's blue cloth, black lettering to spine; spine sun-faded to green; rubbing to corners, head and tail of spin; INSCRIBED on ffep by Mary Roberts Rinehard to Justice and Mrs. Sterne; shelved case 6. Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's first novel in 1920. Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact phrase. [wikipedia]; Horace Stern (1878-1969) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1 November 1952 to 29 December 1956. He was elevated to the Chief Justice position after serving on the Court from 6 January 1936. He was the first Jew to serve on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the first Jewish trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. He was also very active within Philadelphia's Jewish community, having served as president of the Federation of Jewish Charities (now the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia) and having been a founder of the American Jewish Committee.;. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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