First edition of The Benson Murder Case, in first state dust jacket.
Octavo, 348pp. Black cloth, title stamped in red on cover and spine. Light wear at edges. First edition with scribner’s seal on copyright page. In publishers first state dust jacket, $2.00 on front flap, light wear at extremities of spine but otherwise fine. An outstanding example of this incredibly scarce first edition.
Comments: The Benson Murder Case is the first of the Philo Vance Mystery Series and the first written under the pseudonym of S.S. Van Dyne. It was later adopted into a film of the same name in 1930. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone Book.