Very Good. Item #11271
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1940. First Edition. Octavo; [x], 293pp. Publisher's red cloth with black lettering and Merlini Mystery logo. Lacks dust jacket. Boards worn at corners and spine ends, with some waterspotting to cloth and some general smudging and soiling. Free endpapers toned along gutters, with prior owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Bookplate on front pastedown of Adrian Homer Goldstone, a noted book collector and bibliographer of John Steinbeck and Arthur Machen, whose Steinbeck collection now resides at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin.