New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1934. First Edition. The first Nero Wolfe mystery, a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.
Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the scarce dust jacket with the Farrar and Rinehart circular "recommendation" sticker on the front panel (issued with most known copies of the jacket). Pink topstain very bright, gilt bright and complete, jacket with only a couple of tiny chips, some expert repairs and restoration at the upper spine panel, and some strengthening along the flap folds.