THE SEVEN WHO WAITED. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-230, original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore-edge rough trimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with a signed inscription Derleth on the front free endpaper: "Happy Birthday / to Aunt Beth, / with love / August / [tiny drawing of a smiling face]." The seventh Judge Peck mystery. All but one of the ten Judge Peck novels use Derleth's "Sac Prairie" setting. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. (#164210).
First printing with A and Scribner seal on copyright page.