New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944. First American Edition. Volume collecting two complete novels by Simenon, Home Town and The Green Thermos - the former dealing the the inner workings of the criminal mind, and the latter centered amidst anarchist circles in Paris. From the library of Edgar Award-winning novelist Dorothy B. Hughes, presumably sent to her in solicitation of a review. Hubin, p.368. Item #2535
First Printing, a review copy, with the publisher's rubber-stamped slip tipped onto front endpaper. Octavo (19.25cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in white on spine; dustjacket; ,269pp. Mystery author Dorothy B. Hughes's copy, signed by her in violet pencil on the front endpaper. Hint of dustiness and some trivial wear to extremities, else Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), edge-worn, with light foxing to extremities and verso; Very Good+.