The Casino Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story
Author: S. S. Van Dine [PSEUD Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939)] inscribed
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Place: New York
283+[7 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's black cloth with green lettering to spine and lettering to cover bordered with a green rectangle boarder in original jacket. Inscribed by the author. First edition.
The Casino Murder Case is a 1934 novel written by S. S. Van Dine in the series about fictional detective Philo Vance. In this outing, a murder investigation is connected with a private casino on New York's Upper West Side, and the wealthy and unorthodox family that operates it. It was adapted into a film in 1935.
Bookplate for the library of Henry Tatnall Brown, Jr. Henry Brown's bookplate may be a miniature autobiography: the three institutional seals at the bottom suggest that he attended the public schools of Philadelphia ("Good instruction is better than riches"), Haverford College, and was a member of the Orpheus Club. The golf clubs and guitar in the drawing of the library probably represent, along with the books, his hobbies.
Inscribed to Henry Tatnall Brown, Jr with his book to front paste down and back end paper, corners gently bumped. Jacket with light edge wear else very good to fine in a near fine jacket.