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    Agatha Christie. The Body in the Library. New York: 1942. First U. S. edition, with an advance copy.
    Agatha Christie. The Body in the Library. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1942. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [6], 245, [5, blank] pages. Publisher's orange cloth, spine lettered in black with black-stamped book and knife ornament, front stamped in black with publisher's device; fore-edge untrimmed, others trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Trace of wear at spine ends; foot of spine just barely pushed; minimal shelf wear at bottom edges; very small bump to rear board, possibly part of binding. Mild dulling to text block. Spine panel of jacket sunned just a shade, with minor wear at either end, and some faint scuffing toward bottom; some light rubbing at rear panel; soft creasing at flap folds, with ends of front flap fold slightly worn; flaps clipped. Some mild speckling at verso, with single small tape repair at head of spine panel.

    [Together with:] The Body in the Library. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1942. First U. S. edition, advance copy, with publisher's stamp at title-page. Octavo. [6], 245, [5, blank] pages. Publisher's perfect binding with illustrated paper wrappers; fore-edge untrimmed, others trimmed. Spine skewed; backstrip lightly sunned and wrinkled, with some mild wear to either end; some soft creasing and flecks of color loss at joints; front wrapper starting to split away from backstrip at top, small chip at head of rear joint; wrappers under-trimmed toward spine, resulting in 2 mm. sections, frayed and thinning, creased over edges of text block; mild rubbing to rear wrapper; flap folds slightly worn. Typical dulling to text block; top edge darkened with speckling toward spine; traces of dark rubbing to bottom edge; spine split between pages 154 and 155, but still sound. About near fine, given the fragile nature of this issue.

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