Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE. New York: William Morrow, 1934. First Edition, first printing. An exceptionally bright Fine copy in a Very Good original dust jacket. The jacket has light edge-wear and rubbing, a few blemishes to the back panel; the price has been neatly torn, not clipped, from the front flap but a RARE DUST JACKET by any standard and virtually never seen. INSCRIBED in the year of publication by the author: "To Tee Rose, who sees far beneath the surface/and knows how to write about it. / With all best wishes/ Yours, Erle Stanley Gardner/Christmas 1934." A very small newspaper photo and biography of Gardner has been pasted to one corner of the front free endpaper. Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received his latest book in the mail immediately upon its publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her from 1934 to the early 1950s. THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE is the fifth mystery in Gardner's Perry Mason series. A woman claiming not to be a bride consults Mason about her "friend" whose husband, long thought to have died in a plane crash, turns up alive. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE (Presentation ...
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 1934
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Morrow, New York, 1934. Book Condition: Near Very Good. First Edition. First Edition. Original black cloth, titles on cover and spine, remants of paper on cover,else near very good. A spectacular association copy, presented to Adolph G. Sutro (A prominent San Franciso family who made their fortune in providing ventilation for the mining industry). Inscribed in ink on the front endpaper: "To Adolph and Mother Sutro, from a sincere friend and a loving and grateful "son." You turned the place over to me as I wrote this book and guarded me against interruptions. Thanks again! Yours Erle Stanley Gardner Christmas 1934." Adolph Sutro stamp on front pastedown. The Sutro home provided a working space for Gardner, where he wrote some of his first Perry Mason books. By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 010347