EWERS, J. K., & Arthur Upfield.
Money Street [together with] Wings Above the Claypan.
First edition, first impression of Money Street. First US edition, first impression of Wings Above the Claypan, originally published in Australia in 1936. Money Street is inscribed by the author to his friend and fellow author on the front pastedown, “To Arthur W. Upfield with very sincere good wishes, J. K. Ewers, 27.7.33”. Wings Above the Claypan is inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Keith Ewers, with the best of good wishes for present and future, Arthur W. Upfield, 20/4/’44”. Two pre-eminent Australian crime writers inscribing books to each other. A wonderful association set.
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2 volumes, octavo. Volume II in original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Volume I in the original brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in orange. With the dust jacket. Volume I slightly rubbed and marked, spine rolled, light spotting to edges of text block, partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with some short closed tears and internal repairs. Volume II lightly rubbed and a little marked, corners bumped, some spotting and toning to edges of text block and to contents. A very good copy in the price-clipped, toned, and chipped, and creased jacket with internal repairs.