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    Leslie Charteris. Group of Four Crime Club Books. New York and Garden City: 1938-1942. First American editions. One inscribed.

    More Information: Leslie Charteris. Prelude for War. A New Saint Story. New York: The Crime Club, Inc., 1938. First American edition. [Together with:] The Happy Highwayman. Some Further Adventures of the Saint. New York: The Crime Club, Inc., 1939. First American edition. Inscribed, "For the exquisite Spiegelpi / - cravatters extraordinary, / by appointment to / Leslie Charteris. / [hand-drawn logo of the Saint] / [--] / 5.20.39." [And:] The Saint in Miami. New York: The Crime Club, Inc., 1940. First American edition. [And:] The Saint Goes West. Some Further Exploits of Simon Templar. Garden City: The Crime Club, 1942. First American edition. Four volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Publisher's full black, red, blue and green cloths; black cloth stamped in red on front and spine; all others stamped in black on fronts and spines. Original illustrated dust jackets. Top edges trimmed, three stained (two red, one blue); all other edges untrimmed. Mild to moderate shelf wear at extremities of bindings; spine ends pushed and some just starting to fray; a bit of light soiling, rubbing to cloth. Some top edge staining rubbed and starting to fade; normal age toning to remaining edges and interiors of text blocks; some softening at corners and edges. The Saint Goes West with four dots of paper where some kind of label removed at front pastedown; occasional soiling scattered in margins throughout; all other interiors clean. General light edge and fold wear with minimal chipping at spine and flap fold ends; mild rubbing with a few faint spots of soiling to exposed panels; a bit of soft creasing, particularly on Saint Goes West jacket; flaps clipped. Handful of small tape repairs at verso of two jackets. Near fine.

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