1328 - 1541 FOREIGN LITERATURE
- Sl. foxed; endpaper over lower hinge split, but hinge still strong. Spine-ends sl. worn.
- Sl. foxed mainly along fore edge margin and on edges of bookblock. Corners and spine-ends sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine.
Idem. N or M? Ibid., idem, 1941, 1st ed., 192p., orig. orange cl.
- Traces of (erased) owner's entry on first free endpaper; spine-ends sl. rubbed; a few sm. and vague stains on spine.
Idem. Ordeal by Innocence. Ibid., idem, 1958, 1st ed., 256p., orig. boards w. dustwr.
- Dustwr. worn/ frayed and w. a few tears (traces of former closing tape on verso); backwr. duststained.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Spine-ends and corners trifle rubbed.
AND 3 others by the same: The Body in the Library (London, Collins, Crime Club, 1942, 1st ed., orig. cl. First free endpaper rubbed; lower joint splitting) and The Clocks (ibid., idem, 1963, 1st ed., orig. boards w. (priceclipped and dam.) dustwr. Owner's entry on first free endpaper).
- Trifle foxed on fore edge of bookblock. Spine sl. dulled and w. sm. stain; foot of spine trifle rubbed. Otherwise a fine copy.
Idem. The ABC Murders. Ibid., idem, 1936, 1st ed., 252,(4 advert.)p., orig. cl.
- Traces of (libr.?) ticket on both pastedowns; sm. blue sticker on upper pastedown. Cloth dustsoiled and sl. stained; lower joint splitting at foot of spine.
- Dustwr. chipped and sl. frayed; cloth sl. faded at the spots where the dustwr. is chipped.
AND 10 others by the same, all first editions, all in orig. orange cl./ boards w. dustwr., i.a. The Hollow (ibid., 1946. Dustwr. chipped at spine-ends and some tears closed w. tape on verso); Hickory Dickory Dock (ibid., 1955. Dustwr. price-clipped and sl. frayed); Dead Man's Folly (ibid., 1956. Dustwr. chipped and repaired/ strengthened on verso) and Destination Unknown (ibid., 1954. Dustwr. price-clipped, sl. chipped at spine-ends and a few strengthened spots on verso).
- Corners trifle rubbed. Very fine copy.
Idem. The Labors of Hercules. Ibid., idem, 1947, 1st Am. ed., (6),265,(1)p., orig. grey cl.
- Corners trifle rubbed/ bumped. Fine copy.
AND 1 other by the same.
- Vague stain on backcover, otherwise contents and cloth binding fine. Dustwr. dam. at spine-ends and chipped and creased along margins; two large closed tears in frontwr. w. traces of tape on verso.
= Dustwr. priced 4/6.
Idem. They Do It With Mirrors. London, The Crime Club, Collins, 1952, 1st ed., 192p., orig. orange cl. w. dustwr.
- Cloth sl. faded at spine-ends, otherwise very fine. Dustwr. sl. worn along top margin and at spine-ends and at extremities of fold. flaps.
Idem. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées. Ibid., idem, 1960, 1st ed., 255p., orig. orange boards w. dustwr.
- Frontwr. w. partly closed tear in folding flap. Otherwise fine.
AND 2 others, both first editions: The Labours of Hercules (ibid., idem, 1947, orig. orange cl. w. remains of dustwr. Bookplate on upper pastedown; backwr. absent, part of frontwr. and spine of orig. dustwr. laid down on new wr.; cloth sl. duststained; upper hinge weak) and Taken at the Flood (ibid., idem, 1948, orig. cl. w. facsimile dustwr. Covers sl. faded).
- Dustwr. strengthened w. tape on verso at both spine-ends and at lower end of upper folding flap; several sm. creases and sl. worn spots; backwr. dustsoiled overall and sl. waterstained along upper margin.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXII.
- Lower outer corner of bookblock sl. rubbed; cloth sl. unevenly coloured; dustwr. dam. in top margin of front- and backwr., dam. at lower end of fold of both folding flaps, price-clipped and w. some creases.
= With the rare (1st state) dustwr. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXII.
- Fine copy, with dustwr. trifle foxed, sl. darkened on spine and trifle chipped at top of spine.
Idem. The Pale Horse. Ibid, idem, 1961, 1st ed., 256p., orig. orange boards w. dustwr.
- Dustwr. price-clipped, trifle frayed and vague stain on backcover.
AND 9 others, incl. first editions of: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (ibid., 1962, orig. boards w. (sl. frayed and trifle chipped) dustwr.); At Bertram's Hotel (ibid., 1965, orig. boards w. (price-clipped and sl. foxed) dustwr.); A Caribbean Mystery (ibid., 1964, orig. boards w. (frayed) dustwr.) and A Murder is Announced (New York, 1950, 1st Am. ed., orig. cl. A few faded spots on frontcover).
- Dustwr. trifle frayed (2 sm. tears mended w. tape on verso). Otherwise fine.
Idem. The Ha-Ha Case. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1934, 1st Engl. ed., 310,(8)p., frontisp., orig. grey cl.
- Upper outer corner of upper endpaper and title-p. sl. waterstained; first few leaves sl. foxed. Lower joint splitting; corners and spine-ends sl. worn; cloth dulled; backstrip sl. soiled.
= Very rare first edition.
Idem. Murder Will Speak. Ibid., idem, 1938, 1st Am. ed., (4),326p., orig. purple cl. w. dustwr.
- Dustwr. frayed and sl. chipped, strengthened w. tape on recto of fold. flap of frontwr. Cloth and bookblock very fine.
AND 2 others by the same, i.a. The Castleford Conundrum (Boston, 1932, 1st ed., orig. red cl. Central portion of front fold. flap laid down on first free endpaper; libr. stamp on upper pastedown and a small one on verso final free endpaper; sl. worn/ rubbed along extremities).
- A few leaves sl. folded. Dustwr. sl. frayed and sl. chipped; backwr. duststained; sm. vague spot on frontcover. Otherwise a good/ fine copy.
AND 3 others by the same, i.a. The Long Divorce (New York, 1951, 1st Am. ed., orig. boards. Spine-ends trifle rubbed) and Fen Country (London, 1979, 1st ed., later rexine w. orig. dustwr.).
- Occas. trifle foxed; pastedowns browned along margins from glue and with some traces of tape; final free endpaper glue stain. Corners and spine-ends sl. worn; backcover sl. stained.
= The rare first American edition. Queen's Quorum 94.
AND a mediocre copy of the 1st Am. ed. of IDEM, The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (NY, 1945, orig. grey cl. New endpapers; cloth repaired along lower margins).
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper. Top of spine dustwr. chipped; dustwr. otherwise trifle frayed. Fine copy.
Idem. The Woman at Belguardo. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1961, 1st ed., 191,(1)p., orig. boards w. dustwr.
- Dustwr. sl. frayed and spine-ends sl. chipped; backwr. a few sm. stains and sl. foxed.
Idem. The Ewe Lamb. Garden City, The Crime Club, Doubleday & Comp., 1968, 1st Am. ed., 166p., orig. cl. w. (trifle worn) dustwr. Heyer, G. Behold, Here's Poison. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1936, 1st ed., 320p., orig. gilt cl. Allingham, M. The Case of the Late Pig. Ibid., idem, 1937, 1st ed., (2),128p., plates, orig. wr.
- Sl. foxed. Spine-ends sl. worn. = New at Ninepence illustrated thriller.
AND 6 others, all by women authors, i.a. G.D.H. and M. COLE, Disgrace to the College (ibid., idem, 1937, plates, orig. wr. Spine-ends and joints sl. rubbed).
- Cut-out fold. flap of frontwr. pasted down on first free endpaper; tiny tear in top margin of first free endpaper. Sm. worn spot at foot of spine. Otherwise fine.
AND 3 others, i.a. C. BRAND, The Crooked Wreath (New York, Dodd, Mead & Comp., 1946, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (chipped and sl. soiled) dustwr. Owner's entry on first free endpaper; rare) and J. RHODE, The Venner Crime (London, Odhams, 1933, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (dam.) dustwr. Tape repairs on verso dustwr.).
- Yellowed throughout.
= First published in France as a serial in l'Illustration in 1907, Le Mystère de la chambre jaune was one of the first "Locked Room" mysteries to be published and was highly esteemed by i.a. John Dickson Carr and Agatha Christie. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.
AND 4 others, i.a. M. MCDONNELL BODKIN, The Quests of Paul Beck (London, 1910, 2nd impr., 8 plates, orig. cl. Frontisp. loose; binding partly faded); A. BERKELEY, Top Story Murder (Garden City, 1931, 1st ed., orig. cl.) and C. BUSH, Murder at Fenwold (London, 1930, 1st ed., frontisp., orig. cl. Binding sl. stained; rare).
- Dustwr. replaced by modern facsimile. = SIGNED "Ellery Queen" in pen and ink on first free endpaper.
- Erased owner's entry on first free endpaper. Dustwr. w. tape repairs along edges and creases on verso.
= SIGNED "'Ellery Queen' (Frederic Dannay)" on title page.
- Spine-ends trifle rubbed. Otherwise fine.
Idem. Some Must Watch. Ibid., idem, 1933, 1st ed., 319,(1)p., orig. red cl.
- A few leaves trifle foxed. Spine-ends trifle rubbed. Otherwise fine.
= The basis for the film The Spiral Staircase (1945).
Whitechurch, V.L. Murder at Exbridge. New York, Dodd, Mead & Comp., 1932, 1st Am. ed., IV,252p., orig. purple cl.
- Sm. libr. stamp and number in pen on title-p.; modest owner's entry on upper pastedown; a few leaves trifle foxed. Backstrip faded; top of spine sl. worn.