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DescriptionAgatha Christie. The Mysterious Affair at Styles. A Detective Story. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1921. First British edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.875 inches; 185 x 122 mm.). 296 pages. Publisher's full brown cloth, front and spine stamped in black. All edges trimmed. Spine gently skewed. Binding slightly worn along edges, joints, and spine ends; corners bumped; mild rubbing; faint tidemark along bottom of boards; a few additional drip stains at rear. Text block edges softened from handling and uneven opening; top edge dust-soiled; light foxing to remaining edges. Pages somewhat rippled throughout; sparsely scattered foxing, faint and mostly marginal; a small handful of lower corners creased. Very good. Christie's first novel and the debut of Hercule Poirot. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.
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