The Fabulous Clipjoint, Frederic Brown
First edition, first printing of Brown's first full-length novel, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1947. An about very good copy in a good or better, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight and sturdy, slightest trace of a lean to spine. Minor wear to boards, with some staining and discoloration. The dust jacket remains bright and vivid, front panel beginning to disconnect and is neatly reinforced on the verso. Light rubbing, a few chips and a bit of loss near spine joints. A nice copy, protected in archival mylar.