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DescriptionDick Donovan (pseudonym of J. E. Preston Muddock). Group of Four Chatto & Windus Books. London: 1892-1900. First editions.
Dick Donovan (pseudonym of J. E. Preston Muddock). Tracked to Doom. The Story of a Mystery and Its Unravelling. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. First edition. [Together with:] Riddles Read. London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. First edition. [And:] The Records of Vincent Trill of the Detective Service. London: Chatto & Windus, 1899. First edition. [And:] The Adventures of Tyler Tatlock. Private Detective. London: Chatto & Windus, 1900. First edition. Four volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Tracked with frontispiece and five additional inserted plates by Gordon Browne. Riddles Read in illustrated paper-covered boards; all other volumes in publisher's cloth, fronts and spines stamped, Tracked with publisher's device stamped at rear; all edges of Riddles trimmed, other text block edges mostly untrimmed; cloth volumes with floral endpapers, Riddles with advertisement endpapers. All spines but Tyler Tatlock skewed; backstrips dulled; spine ends pushed; boards generally soiled; corners bumped, with lower corners of Vincent Trill stained with white paint. Paper of Riddles Read chipping and splitting at spine ends, joints, and board edges; boards rubbed and soiled. Text block edges dulled, with top edges dust-soiled; Vincent Trill and Tyler Tatlock text blocks foxed; foxing to first and last few leaves of Tracked; embossed bookseller stamp at front free endpapers of Tracked and Vincent Trill, with previous owner signatures and half-title and recto of front free endpaper, respectively; last few pages of Tracked rear ads roughly opened. About very good overall.
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