New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1937. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in fine and bright dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine, and a touch of rubbing at the crown. Inscribed by the author to noted mystery author, George Harmon Coxe: "To George Harmon Coxe, who wields a mighty pen and a nasty niblick -- Joseph T. Shaw." Mystery set in New York City. Aside from his work as an author, Shaw was the extremely influential publisher of Black Mask, the pulp magazine which defined the hardboiled style of writing, and furthered the careers of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Raoul Whitfield, among many others, including Coxe. (Inventory #: 94559)
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