Chicago: NORMANDIE HOUSE, 1938. First Limited Edition: 1 of 399 copies. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the Colophon, tall 8vo, black quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over pale green boards with gold author & title "squared" on front cover, Introduction by George Steele Seymour, archival mylar-protected lettered light green jacket (publisher's bevelled corners), 95 pages +  Colophon. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3369
Charles VINCENT STARRETT (1886 – 1974), an American author of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes , as well as detective novels and horror/fantasy stories such as The Quick and the Dead for Arkham House in ); a newspaperman who wrote the column "Books Alive" for the Chicago Tribune; a poet of considerable ability (Autolycus in Limbo ); and very well known bibliophile.
EXCEPTIONAL COPY in all respects! No previous owner's signature. Starett's signature is on the Colophon.