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SHAW, Joseph T.


Published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930

Stock code: 69427

Price: £750

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First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Dr. Howard A. White with deep appreciation – Joseph T. Shaw”. Joseph Shaw is best known as the editor of the fiction magazine Black Mask, which published the early stories of authors such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. A lovely copy.

Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and shell and wave design to spine and upper board in blue, dark blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, endpapers spotted, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with chips from the corners and ends of the spine panel, one of which affects the spine title.

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