Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1937. First American Edition. "A terminally ill man decides to murder someone evil, but an innocent man is accused of the crime. The well-meaning killer tries to prove his guilt (aided by Ambrose Chitterwick), and hires a lawyer to prosecute himself" (Bourgeau, p.118). An elusive Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Hubin, p.32. Item #3781
First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dark brown topstain; dustjacket; [xii],351,pp. Spine ends gently nudged, hint of dust-soil to upper board edges, with faint offsetting to pastedowns from binders glue; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), edgeworn and gently spine-sunned, with tiny nicks to spine ends and corners, some scattered dust-soil, short split to lower front flap, and a triangular chip to upper right corner of front panel; Very Good.