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The Old Man in The Corner
London: Greening and Co., Ltd., 1909., 1909. First Edition: 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial devise and gilt lettering to spine and upper. Book contains a black and white photograph and a SIGNED ink written card from the Baroness to Starrett. Ex Libris Vincent Starrett - prolific writer on Sherlock Holmes, one of the founders of The Baker Street Irregulars and general Holmesian authority. With his label attached to front pastedown. 18 black and white illustration by H.M. Brock. In bright condition apart from some minor wear and discoloration to extemities. Internally clean. A tight copy. Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272).
      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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