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    Anthony Berkeley. Group of Four Crime Club Mysteries. Garden City: [1931-1938]. First editions, one of which is an advance copy.

    More Information: Anthony Berkeley. The Second Shot. Garden City, N. Y.: The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1931. First edition. [Together with:] Murder in the Basement. A Case for Roger Sheringham. Garden City, N. Y.: The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932. First edition. [And:] Trial and Error. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1937. Advance proof of first edition. [And:] A Puzzle in Poison. New York: The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938. First edition. Four volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Four volumes in publisher's full black cloth, fronts and spines stamped in red, with original illustrated dust jackets; advance copy in original tan printed wrappers. All edges of Trial and Error trimmed; other volumes with top edges trimmed and stained red, remaining edges untrimmed. Light surface wear, rubbing and thumbsoiling to wrappers of Trial and Error. Puzzle with most wear at edges, corners, spine ends and joints of binding; fair amount of soiling to boards. Very mild shelf wear to extremities of other two bindings; a few bumps to boards of Second Shot. Top edge of Second Shot stamped with "Office File Copy" stamp; toning and light soiling to edges of Trial and Error and Puzzle, with staining to Puzzle faded. A fair amount of uneven toning to endpapers of Puzzle; Trial and Error with some thumbsoiling to first few leaves. A bit of very light rubbing and edge wear to jackets; Puzzle with some soft creases, a bit of soiling, and a few chips at spine and flap fold ends, flaps clipped. Publisher's bookmark laid in at front of Second Shot. About near fine to fine. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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