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[QUEEN, ELLERY.] The Tragedy of X. By Barnaby Ross. 8vo, publisher's black cloth stamped in red, spine tips very lightly bumped; unclipped dust jacket priced $2.00, spine panel shows some wear with short tears and small loss to tips, scattered small stains and dust soiling, still bright; contents clean. New York: Viking, 1932
first edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author and signed twice: "To / Roy M. Warberg / with best wishes / 'Barnaby Ross' / 'Ellery Queen' / [underline]." In the exceedingly rare, and unrestored, jacket, only the second example as such to appear at auction according to ABPC and Rare Book Hub (copy in extensively restored jacket sold in these rooms, Nov. 14, 2017). An extraordinary survival.