CASE WITH FOUR CLOWNS. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-313 , original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. A Sergeant Beef novel. "His subtlety is outstanding, and his efforts at misdirection are worthy of Agatha Christie" - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 117-20. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989) 483. Touch of wear to spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with light wear, mainly to spine ends and corner tips, creasing at lower right front corner, and mild color fade to spine panel. Scarce. (#156637).