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EDEN, Rob.


Published: New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932

Stock code: 91921

Price: £375

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First edition, first printing, of the author’s novel, a mystery which takes its heroine away from her life of luxury and throws her into the dark underworld of Chicago gangs as she sets out to find her long-lost brother. The striking jacket features the film star Louise Brooks, her first cover appearance on a book not related to her work as an actress. Rob Eden was the pseudonym of Robert Ferdinand Burkhardt, a specialist in the pulp genre.

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board in dark green, top edge purple. With the pictorial dust jacket featuring Louise Brooks. Small ownership inscription to front free endpaper and initials to fore edge of front pastedown. Head and tail of spine very lightly rubbed. An exceptionally bright and fresh copy in a jacket with two tiny chips to tail of spine panel and a few neat archival tape repairs to edges of the verso.

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