TOP OF THE HEAP (Intimately Inscribed): Gardner, Erle Stanley as TOP OF THE HEAP (Intimately Inscribed): Gardner, Erle Stanley as

TOP OF THE HEAP (Intimately Inscribed)

Gardner, Erle Stanley as "A. A. Fair"

Published by William Morrow, New York, 1952
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Title: TOP OF THE HEAP (Intimately Inscribed)

Publisher: William Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Charles Lofgren

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.


FAIR, A. A. {actually:} Gardner, Erle Stanley. TOP OF THE HEAP. New York: William Morrow, (1952). First Edition. A FINE Bright copy (one stray pen mark on the fore-edge where Gardner's pen overshot the front free endpaper) in a very appealing VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE Original Dust Jacket with its appealing cover art by Charles Lofgren. The unclipped, priced Dust Jacket has some very light edge-wear and some stray marks on the back panel (which features a hilarious wanted poster of ESG). On the front endpaper, the author has inscribed: "To Tee, my wild Irish Rose, who has a perception of story values, a great imagination and no editorial contacts. With love, yours, Erle." Underneath the inscription, Gardner has written out his name in full and added the date: "Erle Stanley Gardner/February 1952." Tee Rose, as can be seen in the many other inscribed copies from her estate which we are currently selling, was a very close friend of ESG and their relationship dated from at least 1934 until 1963 when allusions to her ill-health may explain why he presented no more copies to her after that date. One of the best of the Bertha Cool-Donald Lam detective novels which was recently honored by being the first Cool-Lam title to be reprinted in 30 years (by the Hard Case Crime Club). Bookseller Inventory # 001310

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