This rare find of a lot of 3 John Dunning Books includes these books: BOOKED TO DIE, THE BOOKMAN'N WAKE and a rare first printing of THE HOLLAND SUGGESTIONS. Two are signed with one being signed/inscribed and the other being signed and dated (Wake: 03/17/95).. ALL are 1st Edition, 1st Print. They are in the condition as identified below and all include a mylar cover. JOHN DUNNING: "Booked To Die".
"A joy to read for it's wealth of inside knowledge about the antiquarian book business and it's eccentric traders" (of which I was one, Once; in Denver yet). Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1st Printing by Line Number.
Signed and Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Blue paper over boards with navy blue cloth overlay on the spine with bright blue lettering on the spine. Denver cop Cliff Janeway knows as much about books as he does homicide.
He must now investigate the murder of a book scout, Bobby Westfall. His main suspect is Jackie Newton, a businessman who is somehow involved in the book business. There are a lot of twists and turns, old book clues, insider dope on how the world of rare books operates, and some hardcore police work. A clean very presentable copy in a removable Brodart mylar jacket. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Dust jacket has a removable acetate Bro-Dart protectors. JOHN DUNNING: "The Bookman's Wake". SIGNED, and dated, by the author.Dust jacket has a removable acetate Bro-Dart protector. Holland Suggestions: A Novel of Suspense. Condition: Good/Very Good Book & Jacket. Very good book with hand written pencil notes, a glued library slip slot on the front end paper and a DISCARD and & "Seven Day Book Not Renewable" stamped impression (see photo #5) on the same page. Also, a "7 Day" stamped impression resides on page #1. Condition: Verry Good Book/Very Good Dust Jacket, Over All, : Very Good RARE First Edition, Ex Library, 187pp. Small octavo [21.5 cm] Gray boards with red stamped title on backstrip.
Ex-library, with the usual markings. Acclaimed Author's FIRST NOVEL.
First editions of this volume are quite scarce, due to one small printing before the book club edition. According to Dunning most of the first editions ended up in public libraries.Great additions for your BOOKMAN'S edification. Please see pictures of the items you are purchasing. & 13 ounces; 11" X 7" X 4. If you are on one of the coasts, it beats the long travel.
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