GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY. 1889-1970.
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1936.
Original black cloth lettered in red, top edge red, dust jacket. A few pale spots to top edge, chipping to head of jacket at to rear panel along flap fold, pencil annotation to front flap.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Gardner: To Tee Rose / Who is a part of the Gardner Fiction Family with lots of love from the whole gang - and best wishes for a much deserved success. / Yours all round / Erle Stanley Gardner / August 1936." Additionally signed by Jean Bethell: "with Love / Jean Bethell." Bethell, first Gardner's secretary then his wife, was the model for the Della Street character in the Perry Mason novels.