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Clayton Rawson | Death from a Top Hat, 1938

Clayton Rawson | Death from a Top Hat, 1938

Clayton Rawson | Death from a Top Hat, 1938

Clayton Rawson

Death from a Top Hat. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1938

FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, 8vo, two photographic illustrations including frontispiece, original blue cloth lettered in black, inscription to title-page, bookseller's stamp to rear fixed endpaper, spine slightly faded, binding slightly soiled, dust-jacket creased on upper panel and slightly frayed at extremities

A locked-room mystery novel which introduces the character of The Great Merlini. The book was filmed in 1939 as Miracles for Sale.


Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone


The Alexis Galanos Collection

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