"the curtain rises on mervin selkirk's scandalous divorce": First edition of the case of the deadly toy; inscribed by erle stanley gardner to his secretary

  • The Case of the Deadly Toy.

The Case of the Deadly Toy.


Item Number: 36053

New York: William and Morrow Company, 1959.

First edition of the 58th novel in the Perry Mason Mystery series. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Erle Stanley Gardner with a full page inscription to his secretary on the front free endpaper in the year of publication. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light chipping to the spine extremities.



Composed of over 80 novels and short stories, The Perry Mason series details the intriguing cases of  no-nonsense criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. The series ranks third in the top ten best-selling book series and has been adapted for several motion pictures and long-running radio series. The Case of the Deadly Toy leads Perry Mason to a murder trial in which a young boy's mother is on trial for the murder of his father, and his wealthy grandfather will do anything to get her convicted.

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