The Roman Hat Mystery. Ellery Queen. A Video by Peter Harrington Rare Books.

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The Roman Hat Mystery. Ellery Queen

First edition, first printing of the authors’ first book. Of all the first books by American golden age crime writers (Stout, Carr, Gardner, Chandler, Hammett, etc.), this has been, in common experience, the scarcest.

We have handled just one other copy in a slightly defective dust jacket. This example is the best we know. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.

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