Exhibit C

Personal inscription by Cap Shaw

Edited by "Cap" Joseph T. Shaw, the most influential helmsman Black Mask ever had, The Hard-Boiled Omnibus, published in 1946 by Simon & Shuster, was the the first major anthology to ever really attempt to cover the hard-boiled genre. It collected a dozen classic pulp stories from Black Mask, from such talented writers as Lester Dent, Ramon Decolta, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Raoul Whitfield, Norbert Davis, Paul Cain, Roger Torrey, and George Harmon Coxe.

And from the inside front cover, here's a personally-autographed note to an obscure Black Mask author, by Cap Shaw himself. (And check out original dust jacket)