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Earl Derr Biggers - Love Insurance

Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1914.  Possible first edition, no printings indicated. Sienna colored cloth stamped in cream and blind stamped devices at spine and front cover.  Slight wear to corners and front hinge started. Spine covering wrinkled. Six b&w illustrations by Frank Snapp. Basis for 1919 silent film version and 1940 comedy One Night in the Tropics, which was Abbott and Costello's film debut and also featured William Frawley of I Love Lucy fame.  Biggers' third book, pre-dating Charlie Chan by ten years. $25.00.