The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S S

First novel in the Philo Vance series of detective fiction written by S.S. Van Dine. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone published in the Golden Age of detective fiction. 

First Edition Identification and Notes

First editions of this authors first detective novel published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1926, with 1926 printed on the title page. First editions with intact original dust jacket are exceedingly rare. 

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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S.S.

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Published
1926
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First Edition
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First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's device printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the First Issue point with a summary of the book on the front flap. Later editions have blurbs on the front flap. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with some wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in… Read more
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The Benson Murder Case

by VAN DINE, S.S

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
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1926
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First Edition of the author’s first mystery. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Very good in a very good, very uncommon, but possibly
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New York: Scribner’s, 1926. First Edition of the author’s first mystery. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Very good in a very good, very uncommon, but possibly second issue dust jacket given flap reviews, but frankly, this is inconclusive speculation, an inadequate basis for comprehensive bibliography. In a quarter-leather custom clamshell box.
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The Benson Murder Case

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1926
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926 First Edition, First Printing with the 1926 date printed on the title page. An attractive copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. The book is clean, and the binding is tight. The boards have minor wear to the edges and spine. The pages are quite clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a… Read more
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The Benson Murder Case

by VAN DINE, S.S

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
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1926 [1936 or later]
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Reprint. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Bookplate; very good in a dust jacket with minor wear and tear.
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1926 [1936 or later]. Reprint. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Bookplate; very good in a dust jacket with minor wear and tear.
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The Benson Murder Case

by VAN DINE, S.S

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
Published
1926
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First Edition of the author’s first mystery. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Very good.
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New York: Scribner’s, 1926. First Edition of the author’s first mystery. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Very good.
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S.S.

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1926
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Good
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First Edition
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New York: Scribner's, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Good, lacking the jacket. Black buckram, rubbed and stained at the surface and edges, red ink lettering on the spine and front board. Bound with a slight forward lean and reading wear, front hinge starting, clean otherwise. The first Philo Vance mystery, a difficult first edition in any condition. … Read more
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The Benson Murder Case: Large Print

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9798622347320
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INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED. New. Special order direct from the distributor
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The Benson Murder Case

by VAN DINE, S.S

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
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1926 [c. 1930]
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Reprint edition; photoplay; in the same format as the first edition. Very good in a dust jacket with a color front panel of Will
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New York: A.L. Burt, 1926 [c. 1930]. Reprint edition; photoplay; in the same format as the first edition. Very good in a dust jacket with a color front panel of William Powell as Vance. The jacket has only minor wear and tear.
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The Franklin Library. New. Brand New Book, factory sealed in original shrink wrap.
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S.S.

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Published
1990
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As New with no dust jacket
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Special Edition. First Printing
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. As New with no dust jacket. 1990. Special Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Covered in purple leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, gilt design on covers and all edges gilt with decorated endpapers. Frontspiece illustration by Kent Barton specially commissioned for this edition. … Read more
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S. S.

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Used - Good
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Fawcett. Used - Good. Good condition. Slightly dampstained. (Mystery, Suspense, Fiction)
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S.S.

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Published
1926
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VG+
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First Edition
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New York: Scribners, 1926. Book. VG+. Hardcover. First Edition. Second printing from 1927. A VG+ copy in a fine facsimile dust jacket. Basis for the 1930 film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring William Powell, William 'Stage' Boyd and Eugene Pallette. Scarce..
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The Benson Murder Case

by VAN DINE, S.S

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1926 [probably 1930]
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Reprint edition; pages yellowed of this cheaply made book, which is in very decent shape in dust jacket. Likely issued at the sa
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London: Reader’s Library, 1926 [probably 1930]. Reprint edition; pages yellowed of this cheaply made book, which is in very decent shape in dust jacket. Likely issued at the same time as the English release of the Powell film.
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The Benson Murder Case

by van DINE S S

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Published
1931
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Cassell, 1931 first cheap edition in Cassell's Eighteenpenny Novels, black cloth with dulled gilt filletting, light edge wear, minor age browning to paper, sewn binding, the uncommon dust jacket is unclipped but rubbed and with short tears or chips to spine ends and corner folds, lightly surface dust soiled, 316pp SCANNED WITH THE REMOVABLE JACKET PROTECTOR STILL IN PLACE..… Read more
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The Benson murder case (Gregg Press mystery fiction series)

by S. S Van Dine

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1980
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Good
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9780839825531
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The Benson Murder Case

by VAN DINE, S.S

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
Published
1928
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The author’s first mystery. This copy was issued after the second book’s publication, and prior to the third’s. Haycraft-Q
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New York: Scribner’s, 1928. The author’s first mystery. This copy was issued after the second book’s publication, and prior to the third’s. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Very good in a somwhat worn, good dust jacket.
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The Benson Murder Case

by S. S. Van Dine

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1990
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Fine
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The Franklin Library. Fine. 1990. Leather Bound. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; 8.80 X 6.10 X 1.40 inches; 293 pages .
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S. S.

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1990
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Near Fine
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Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1990. The cover shows minimal wear.. Full-Leather. Near Fine.
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The Benson Murder Case

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2019
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Very Good
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9781098648992
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The Benson Murder Case.

by S.S.VAN DINE

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1926
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Good
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1st Edition
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Ernest Benn, London, 1926. The first English edition of the author's first mystery, and the first appearance of his Philo Vance character. 8vo. 346pp. Vertical ribbed red cloth, lettered in black at the spine and with a black border to the upper board. Backstrip faded and covers a little marked and handled here and there. A little light spotting to… Read more
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The Benson Murder Case.

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London: Readers Library, Crime Series, n.d. [ 1930 ]. Small 8vo, pp.251:(2, adverts.), original cloth; very good in like d.w. As often with the "Readers Library" there is some slight toning of the text .
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THE BENSON MURDER CASE

by S. S. Van Dine

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Published
1990
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Near Fine
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1st edition thus
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Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1990. 1st edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. dark purple gilt-decorated cloth, 1st ed. thus, (1990), 293 pages, all edges gilt. Clean / unmarked. The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces.
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The Benson murder case

by S. S. Van Dine

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Montland Books
Published
1980
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Very Good
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ISBN
9780839825531
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Gregg Press, 1980. Pages: 348; Weight: 1lb 5.6oz; Size: 8.3" x 5.9" x 1.5". Ex-Library copy with stamps, sticker, pouch and protective cover. Jacket is inside mylar cover, book cover is clean, has light shelfwear, bumped spine ends and lightely cocked spine, otherwise clean, unmarked, tight.. Very Good. Hard Cover. Ex-Library. . .
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The Benson Murder Case. (= The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces).

by Dine, S. S. van [d.i. Willard Huntington Wright].

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Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library (1990).. Gr.-8°. 293(3) S. OLeinenbd. m. goldgedr. Rü.titel u. Deckelverz. sowie umseit. Goldschnitt. Sehr gut erh. Exemplar.
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S.S.

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1990-01-01
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Good
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Franklin Library, 1990-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 1.4000 in x 8.8000 in x 6.1000 in. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear .
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S.S

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Camillas Bookshop
Published
1931
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Very Good/No Jacket
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Fourth Impression
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London: Ernest Benn. Very Good/No Jacket. 1931. Fourth Impression. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall In splendid original condition, this hardcover 1931 reprint is VG. 280pp with 25 chapters and bright black title lettering to spine. Crisp appearence, neat signature on fixed front endpaper, all VG .
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S. S.

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Revaluation Books
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2018
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New
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9781631941689
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Felony & Mayhem, 2018. Paperback. New. reprint edition. 275 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.75 inches.
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The Benson Murder Case

by S. S. Van Dine

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Published
1926
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Acceptable
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A. L. Burt Company, 1926. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:Missing dust jacket; Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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The Benson Murder Case

by S.S. Van Dine

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Published
1946
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Pocket Book, 1946. 3rd Printing. Pocket Book 333. Near Fine to Fine condition.
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The Benson Murder Case [Hardcover] Van Dine, S. S

by Van Dine, S. S

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1927-01-01
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Acceptable
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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1928 Ok x lib
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The Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S S

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Good
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1st thus
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London: Readers Library. Burgundy cloth, titled gilt. Attractive dustwrapper with wraparound artwork. Dustwrapper lacks 2" of lower spine. Base of spine is just starting to split & front inner hinge just starting to split also . Good. Hardcover. 1st thus.
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The Benson Murder Case

by S. S. Van Dine

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The Real Book Shop
Published
c. 1930
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General wear. No inscriptions
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Small hardback (17x11x1.5cm) with bright red and black pictorial dust jacket.
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WAS IT MURDER? (Terror, Suspense & Violence)

by HILTON, JAMES

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(first PB 1946),
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bantam book, , (first PB 1946), . 29, near fine, (MYSTERY NOVEL), paperback,
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The Benson Murder Case

by van Dine, S.S.

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Published
1926
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Very Good (-)
Edition
Reprint
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New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1926 Burt reprint of Scribner original. The first novel in the Philo Vance series, it became a bestseller. Condition notes - 348 numbered pp +6; HB. Pages: clean, ivory, tight; a.e. tanned, front hinge cracked (intact)PO name and Christmas label to ffep, w/label offsetting to ep. Cover: dk green, dull gilt titles front/spine; modest shelfwear,… Read more
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Benson Murder Case, The

by Van Dine, S. S.

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Published
1946
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Fine
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Pocket, 1946. Softcover. Fine. #333, 3rd printing
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The Benson Murder Case

by VAN DINE, S. S

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1926-01-01
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Fifth or Later Edition
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A.L. BURT COMPANY, 1926-01-01. Fifth or Later Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1926 hardcover, as pictured. Minor shelf wear, the covers have light edge wear, the pages have lightly yellowed from age. No remainder mark. No writing or highlighting on the pages. The spine is clean and tight with zero loose pages. Perfectly readable and intact. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Benson Murder Case

by Van Dine, S. S

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Used - Good
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9780891905110
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Amereon LTD. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
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WE ARE NOT ALONE (Doctor David Newcombe)

by HILTON, JAMES

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(Reprints Pocket 118),
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avon book, , (Reprints Pocket 118), . 301, near fine, unread (SUSPENSE NOVEL), paperback,
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The Benson Murder Case

by S. S. Van Dine

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1926-01-01
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The Benson murder case (Pocket book)

by Van Dine, S. S

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Published
1946
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Good
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Pocket Books, 1946. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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The Sultan's Warrior

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1952
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Pocket Book, 1952. First Printing. Pocket Book #884. Very Good condition.
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The Benson Murder Case.

by Van Dine, S.S.

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Published
1971.
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Fine in edgeworn dust jacket in mylar cover.
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Reprint.
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Tom Stacey, 1971. Reprint. Fine in edgeworn dust jacket in mylar cover.
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The Benson Murder Case

by S.S. Van Dine

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Published
1930
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Very Good (AVERAGE)
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9780340824429
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UK.: Daily Express Fiction Library., 1930. POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES FULLY INSURED! (UK ONLY). FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS. FROM A DEALER WHO TELLS YOU WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR TELEPHONE AND ADDRESS CONTACT DETAILS ARE!. Not Signed or Inscribed. Red Cloth. Very Good (AVERAGE)/Very Good (AVERAGE). 16mo - over 5¾" -… Read more
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The Benson Murder Case (A Philo Vance Mystery)

by Dine, S.S.Van

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1988
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Good
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9780701206772
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The Benson Murder Case (A Philo Vance Mystery)

by Dine, S.S.Van

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1988
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9780701206772
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WE ARE NOT ALONE (Doctor David Newcombe)

by HILTON, JAMES

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(Reprints Pocket 118),
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avon book, , (Reprints Pocket 118), . 301, near fine, (SUSPENSE NOVEL), paperback,
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The Benson murder case (Pocket book)

by Van Dine, S. S

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Published
1945
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Good
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Pocket Books, 1945. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Benson Murder Case: a Philo Vance Story. HC/DJ 1926

by S. S. Van Dine

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Publisher: New York: A. L. Burt, 1926; Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6 3/4 " - 7 3/4 " tall. The first Philo Vance Mystery.. Archival Wrapped DJ.
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The benson murder case

by Dine, S.S. van

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Klondyke
Published
1945
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Fair
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Pocket Books Inc. New York, 1945. Softcover. Fair. Leesvouw in rug. Rug geplakt met plakband.
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WE ARE NOT ALONE (Doctor David Newcombe)

by HILTON, JAMES

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Graham Holroyd Books
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(Reprints Avon 301),
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avon t series, , (Reprints Avon 301), . T-427, almost near fine (ESOTERIC NOVEL), paperback,
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