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    Agatha Christie. Group of Three Red Badge Detective Books. New York: 1947-1951. Two first editions and one first U. S. edition, one from the library of Dorothy B. Hughes.
    Agatha Christie. The Labors of Hercules. New Adventures in Crime by Hercule Poirot. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1947. First U. S. edition, editorial copy with review slip tipped to front pastedown. Dorothy B. Hughes' copy. Octavo. [6], 265, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's light gray cloth, spine and front lettered in dark blue; top edge stained black, fore-edge untrimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends gently pushed; tiny bubble at front board, likely occurred during binding process; some soft bumping to edges of boards, with specks of soiling at bottom of rear board; corners tapped. Text block very slightly dulled. Soft crease running vertical length of jacket spine panel; minor rubbing to exposed panels; creasing at flap folds; minimal edge wear to jacket, resulting in a handful of tiny tears along bottom edge, with minuscule nicks just starting at front flap fold ends; crease to lower corner of front flap. Near fine. Ownership signature of Dorothy B. Hughes at front pastedown.

    [Together with:] Three Blind Mice. And Other Stories. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, [1950]. First edition. Octavo. [6], 250 pages. Publisher's red paper-covered boards, spine lettered in white, front with Red Badge Detective emblem stamped in white; all edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends slightly pushed and just a bit worn; small area of dark soiling to each board; minimal shelf wear. Top edge of text block dust-soiled; single spot of dark soiling each at bottom and fore-edge. Spine panel of jacket sunned, scattered with a handful of drip stains, with a couple of tiny nicks at top edge and a small tidemark at bottom edge; front and rear panels slightly dulled with fairly mild rubbing; series of short tears at bottom edge of front panel, with corresponding creasing; tiny chip at head of rear flap fold. Verso yellowed with some small, scattered red marks. Near fine book in a very good jacket.

    [And:] The Under Dog. And Other Stories. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, [1951]. First edition. Octavo. [8], 248 pages. Publisher's full orange-red paper-covered boards, spine lettered in black, front with Red Badge Detective emblem stamped in black; all edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends slightly crimped; minimal shelf wear; top edges a bit darkened. Top edge of text block dust-soiled; some fainter, smaller smudges to bottom and fore-edge. Slight wear to ends of jacket spine panel and flap folds; mild rubbing to exposed panels, with some color loss along panel folds and front flap fold; very tiny hole starting to appear toward bottom of rear panel fold; nick out of bottom of rear flap fold; slight discoloration and creasing at top of flaps. Near fine book in a very good jacket.


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