First edition (so stated). original pale grey buckram, with contrasting bluish-grey shiny cloth spine (now somewhat mottled). Unclipped ($2) dust jacket a bit worn at edges, folds and corners, with 1" closed tear at top of front flap. Spine somewhat faded but still quite bright; rear panel lightly soiled overall.
"A Homer Evans Murder Mystery". "This story is written for the reader's amusement ... if he tastes the true flavor of Paris in its best American days, or learns anything about art or antiquity, the author asks him to keep it dark, in order not to frighten timid customers." (cf. Author's Preface).
Author Paul, Elliot
Binding Original cloth
Publisher New York: Random House
Condition Very good