THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY.

Biggers, Earl Derr, 1884-1933.

Published by New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1925].
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Early reprint (first published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company in 1925). [4], 316 pages. Hardcover: H 19.5cm x L 13.25cm. Dust jacket decorated with color pictorial front panel illustrated with image of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head (same illustration as the Bobbs-Merrill first). Dj has some soiling and toning with latter strongest along spine which has 1cm loss at heel but only shallow chipping at head; nicks and tears at edges as well; several small slender chips along flap folds; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Red cloth with black stamped lettering to spine and front board; frayed spine head has cloth loss which descends towards rear joint where it is worn even with text block's top edge; patch of surface abrasion to cloth at spine heel; cloth worn and frayed along top edges of both boards. Aquamarine top edge; toned fore-edge and bottom edge; some toning to endpapers with past owner's ink signature on front free endpaper; interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. A good+ copy in a still attractive good+ dust jacket which usually is not present at all. Earl Derr Biggers only authored six Charlie Chan novels. The series started in 1925 with the release of THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY and concluded with KEEPER OF THE KEYS first published in 1932. However the fictional Chinese-American detective was far more popular in cinematic adaptations for filmographer Charles P. Mitchell cites more than fifty Charlie Chan films in three languages released between 1926 and 1981. Description copyright David Hallinan, Bookseller. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY.
Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1925].

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Biggers, Earl Derr, 1884-1933
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Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Book Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. Language: eng. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap 338 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 457919608

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