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Duerrenmatt, Friedrich - The Quarry

Greenwich, New York Graphic Society, 1962. First edition. Former Swiss PC Hans Barlach is old and tired, and checks into a health clinic for a rest.  But his policeman's suspicions are stirred by an old magazine photo and a half-remembered tale of horror.  Five days later he wakes from a drugged stupor, a prisoner in a duel to the death with the most bizarre cast of characters you'll read of this year. Spine very slightly cocked, previous owner's name inkstamped to front endpaper.  DJ shows chipping and wear to spine and extremities with some staining to rear panel. Age toning to perimeter. $15.00.