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    George Bagby, pseudonym [Aaron Marc Stein]. Group of Three Inspector Schmidt Mysteries. New York: Covici Friede; Doubleday, Doran and Company, [1937]-1938. First editions. Murder Half Baked. New York: Covici Friede, [1937]. First edition. Octavo. 303 pp. Publisher's black-stamped blue cloth; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear. Minor offsetting to endpapers from dust jacket. Internally clean; text block toned in margins, top edge stained yellow, other edges untrimmed, minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped ($2.00); minor edgewear, small chip to head of spine panel, somewhat rubbed. Very good book with near fine dust jacket.

    [Together with]: The Corpse with the Purple Thighs. Published for The Crime Club, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1939. First edition, stated. Octavo. 278 pp. Publisher's black-stamped pink cloth; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear, foot of spine pushed. Internally clean; top edge stained pink, other edges untrimmed, minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped ($2.00); moderate edgewear, chipping to head and foot of spine panel, somewhat rubbed, small dampstain on verso. Very good book with good dust jacket.

    [Together with]: Murder on the Nose. Published for The Crime Club, Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1938. First edition, stated. Octavo. 276 pp. Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial black-stamped spine; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear, corners rubbed, faded along joints, head and foot of spine pushed. Endpapers toned. Internally clean; top edge stained blue, slightly faded, other edges untrimmed, minor edgewear, text block toned in margins. Dust jacket unclipped ($2.00); moderate edgewear, chipping to foot of spine panel and corners, spine sunned, some dampstaining rubbed. Very good book with good dust jacket.

    The author was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of American in 1979.


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