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    H. C. Bailey. Group of Five Gollancz Books. London: 1939-1944. First editions.

    More Information: H. C. Bailey. The Veron Mystery. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939. First edition. [Together with:] Mr. Fortune Here. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940. First edition. [And:] No Murder. London: Victor Gollancz, 1942. First edition. [And:] Mr. Fortune Finds a Pig. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1943. First edition [And:] Slippery Ann. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944. First edition. Five volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Two volumes in publisher's full black cloth, spines lettered in red; three volumes in publisher's full light blue cloth, two spines lettered in gilt and one in dark blue. Original dust jackets printed in red and black on yellow paper. All edges trimmed. Overall mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; a few spine ends gently pushed; some light rubbing and occasional soiling to cloth. Normal age toning to edges of text block; top edges a bit dust-soiled, one or two instances of speckling; No Murder with tidemarks at top. Expected toning to interiors; previous owner inscription to front free endpaper of Slippery Ann; two or three volumes with light foxing to endpapers. Overall mild rubbing and scattered spot-soiling to exposed panels of jackets, with some sunning to spine panel and flap folds; general light edge and fold wear with a handful of tiny chips at spine and flap fold ends; short tear at top of rear panel of Slippery Ann; No Murder with damp stain at top of front panel, short splits starting at top of joint and flap fold. Near fine.

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