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DescriptionAgatha Christie. Group of Three Crime Club Books. London: 1945, 1951, and 1954. First editions.
Agatha Christie. Death Comes as the End. London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1945. First edition. Octavo. 160 pages. Publisher's full red cloth, spine lettered in black. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends pushed; corners slightly bumped. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge faintly dust-soiled. Previous owner penciling effaced from front free endpaper; bump to lower corner of text block affecting some pages toward rear of text block. Very light wear along edges, joints and flap folds of jacket, with a bit of light fraying at top of spine panel; mild rubbing to exposed panels; small spot or two of soiling; front flap price-clipped. Single spot of foxing to verso; some light rubbing and soft creasing. Near fine.
[Together with:] They Came to Baghdad. London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1951. First edition. Octavo. 256 pages. Publisher's full red cloth, spine lettered in black with black publisher's device. Original green and red printed dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Slight skew to spine; mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends slightly softened and a touch discolored; some tiny bumps to edges and corners. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge slightly darkened; some faint scuffing to other edges. Light uneven toning to endpapers; a spot-stain or two scattered throughout text block. Toning and spot-staining to exposed panels of jacket; mild rubbing; some slight paper loss and splitting at spine and flap fold ends; soft creasing at joints and flap folds. Yellowed tape repairs at verso, along edges. Near fine book in a very good jacket.
[And:] Destination Unknown. London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1954. First edition. Octavo. 191,  pages. Publisher's full red cloth, spine lettered in black with black publisher's device. Original green and black printed dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends slightly pushed; bumping to bottom corners. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; a bit of scuffing to edges. One or two small spots of soiling scattered throughout interior. Light rubbing and mild toning to exposed panels of jacket; very slight wear along edges and at rear flap fold. Very nearly fine.
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