THE SCARF. New York: The Dial Press, 1947. Octavo, boards. First edition. A presentation copy with a nice signed inscription by Bloch on the front free endpaper: "For / Ida Binder Daniels / in memory of all / the wonderful years / we spent together / with love, / Bob Bloch / 1947." The author's second book and first novel. The first person narrative of a serial killer. Mild wear to boards at spine ends, light age-darkening to text block (less than usual for this book), a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear along lower front flap fold and some age-darkening, mostly to flap edges. Superior condition for this book. (#138726).
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