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    Baroness Orczy. Group of Three Doran Books. New York: [1918-1928]. First editions.

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    Baroness Orczy. The Man in Grey. Being Episodes of the Chouan Conspiracies in Normandy during the First Empire. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1918. First edition. Octavo. 309, [1] pages. Publisher's full brown cloth, front and spine lettered in orange. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; overall light soiling and rubbing; spine ends gently pushed. Top edge of text block dust-soiled; normal age toning to remaining edges and interior; bump at fore-edge resulting in dimple at margins of several pages. Occasional faint, marginal thumbsoiling or spot staining scattered throughout interior; one or two leaves with short tear extending into margin from fore-edge. Fairly long tear extending into center of front panel of jacket, with chipping and rumpling to bottom of panel; a bit of paper loss at spine and flap fold ends with a handful of short tears from light fraying at edges; general mild rubbing and soiling to exposed panels; front flap creased at corner. About near fine in a very good jacket.

    [Together with:] Unravelled Knots. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1926. First edition. Octavo. 399, [1] pages. Publisher's full gray cloth, front and spine lettered in navy. Original illustrated dust jacket; publisher's advertisement printed on verso. All edges trimmed. Minor shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends a bit softened; gentle bump to upper corner of front board. Light soiling and normal age toning to edges of text block. Endpapers toned; previous owner signature at front free endpaper; a scattering of pen annotations to first few leaves. Mild toning, rubbing, and soiling to exposed panels of jacket; folds split at bottom of rear flap, top and bottom of rear joint, and top of front joint; a bit of chipping to head of spine panel with loss to title; tiny hole at front flap fold; some fraying along edges of front panel, resulting in soft creasing and a few very short tears; a touch of wear at joint and flap folds; flaps clipped. About near fine in a very good jacket.

    [And:] Skin O' My Tooth. His Memoirs by His Confidential Clerk. Garden City, New York: The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928. First edition. Octavo. [8], 336 pages. Publisher's full black cloth; front and spine lettered in red; publisher's device stamped in blind on front. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Light edge wear and soiling at extremities of binding; spine ends gently pushed; mild rubbing with a few abrasions to rear board visible in raking light. Dust soiling to top edge of text block; normal age toning with a spot or two of staining to remaining edges. Previous owner address inked to front free endpaper. Very slight rubbing to exposed panels of jacket; a bit of light fraying at top edge, most pronounced at spine panel; a touch of wear at flap folds; flaps clipped. Near fine in a very nearly fine jacket. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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