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Aaron J Elkins
Aaron J Elkins - The Dark Place - SIGNED True 1st 1st 1st HCDJ 1983
Elkins, Aaron J. - The Dark Place - Walker & Company: New York, 1983 - First Edition / First Printing / First Issue Book / First Issue Dust Jacket - Complete number line, starting with "1", present on the copyright page as required in order to denote the first printing of the first edition. First issue book without the 1985 mention on the copyright page. First issue dust jacket with the correct "$12.95" price present. The book has some trivial shelf wear but presents nearly as new with no real visible flaws. The dust jacket has edge wear with some creases and short tears, light rubbing, and shelf wear. A surprisingly attractive copy of this notoriously poorly produced title. This example with a warm, and seemingly important, inscription from Elkins on the front end page reading "August 30, 1985 / To Bob & Vera / -- To whom I owe the / roof over my head. / Aaron J Elkins". We are unsure of whom the recipients were but judging from that inscription they were rather important to the author. This is the correct first issue of the book, NOT to be confused with the 1985 second edition. The 1985 edition will also have a complete number line but will have the 1985 year and the "addition" misprint on the copyright page. For this reason this title has long been confusing to collectors with many not realizing the scarcity of the true first edition. The author's second book-- a Professor Gideon Oliver mystery set in the Pacific Northwest. All books are offered with a full 30 day postage paid return policy. All books which are in dust jackets will be mailed with a clear archival dust ja … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Under The Jacket (underthejacketbooks) [Greenwood, South Carolina, United States]
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