Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 241

Price Realized: $ 845
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
VAN DINE, S.S. The "Canary" Murder Case. 8vo, original green-stamped black cloth, faint mottling to covers; unclipped dust jacket, spine panel faded with shallow chips to head and foot, dust soiling and creasing, several tape mends on heavily toned verso repairing short closed tears. First edition, first state jacket with the forthcoming Philo Vance title advertised as "The Taxicab Murder Case" on the rear flap, and this the seldom seen first variant, with the close quote of the title on the front and rear panels extending past the 'E' on the line below. Includes presentation inscription on plain card laid in loose: "To / William L. Kiernan / With best wishes / S.S. Van Dine." The second Philo Vance mystery. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927