Item #8233 THE NIGHT FLOWER. Walter C. Butler, Frederick Faust who wrote mainly as Max Brand.


New York: The Macaulay Company, [1936]. Octavo, pp. [1] [1-4] 5-7 [8] 9-311 [312-318], jacket art by Edward D'Ancona, original black cloth, front and spine stamped in red. First edition. After an armored car robbery in which guards are murdered, Charles Pursivant, a reformed criminal, is enlisted to recover the money and capture the criminals. E. C. Beckwith in the NY Times (16 August, 1936) wrote "This reviewer confidently chooses this book - as the best written, most artfully constructed and thoroughly interesting crime-adventure novel published thus far within the year." Second and final mystery using this pseudonym. Hubin, p. 123. Previous owner inscription on front free end paper, some mild darkening to edges of text block, dustiness to top edge in a nearly fine copy in a bright, nearly fine price clipped dust jacket with some light shelf wear and rubbing to edges, light rubbing to spine ends with very light chipping to head of spine panel, small closed tear to lower front panel. (8233). Item #8233

Price: $450.00