Also on these boards
The first-edition dust jacket. A painting of a voluptuous pink orchid casts an ominous black shadow on a gold background. The torso and head of a large seated man is in silhouette. Hand-lettered type identifies the book as "Fer-de-Lance, A Nero Wolfe Mystery by Rex Stout."
Just finished this one; re-reading all 46 Rex Stout- Nero Wolfe books in chronological order although I have read them all 50 times.