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Brown, Frederic - The Fabulous Clipjoint

New York, Dutton, !947. First edition. The first Ed and Ambrose Hunter adventure.  Teenaged Ed Hunter's father has been murdered, so he teams with his uncle Am to find the killer.  Along the way he learns a lot about life and about Chicago. Tape to boards with spine darkened and showing wear to each end. Corners bumped with wear to extremities. Binding loose at title page. Small stain to rear endpaper. $25.00.