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The Widening Stain by W. Bolingbroke Johnson

The Widening Stain

by W. Bolingbroke Johnson

Publication: Alfred A Knopf, 1942, New York

First edition. Faint evidence of bookplate removal from front pastedown sheet, else near fine in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. English Professor Parry is a man with a penchant for limericks; however, he turns sleuth when bodies show up in the stacks at an Ivy League library. This mystery is set almost entirely in the library at Cornell University by the school's librarian and filled with bibliophilic conversation. Scarce in dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 39977