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Garden Clubs and Spades

HOKINSON, Helen E. (illustrations). McKinney, Laurence (text and captions). (Hugh Wheeler aka Patrick Quentin)

Published by Dutton, NY, 1941
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Small octavo, publishers green cloth in slightly soiled pictorial dustjacket. A collection of garden cartoon's from The New Yorker's Hokinson. Presentation copy from her to multiple Tony-award winner Hugh Wheeler (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music) who, with the nom de plume Patrick Quentin, wrote nearly a hundred murder mysteries. Inscribed to Hugh and his long-time companion Rick (lnu) "For Rickie and Hugh, here is a frail little volume to read when you weary of murdering people. Only I hope you don't stop doing it. Helen E. H." Signed copies by Hokinson (who died in a plane crash in Washington DC in the early 1950s) are rare and the inscription, referring to Wheeler's work as murder mystery writer Patrick Quentin, uniquely whimsical. Bookseller Inventory # 010221

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Title: Garden Clubs and Spades

Publisher: Dutton, NY

Publication Date: 1941

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+

Edition: Sixth Printing.

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