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Morton, Anthony - The Baron and the Missing Old Masters

New York, Walker, 1968.  First US edition. Pen name of John Creasey, incredibly prolific author who published twenty-nine novels in 1937 alone.  Here, the Baron, retired jewel thief, is astonished to learn of a little old lady in Wiltshire has five Old Masters' works stashed in her attic. When he arrives to see the paintings, the woman's house is aflame!  Apparent glue/tape residue to front endpaper and blue Brodart stripe to DJ.  $10.00.