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DescriptionDorothy L. Sayers et al. The Floating Admiral. London and Garden City: -1932. First and first U. S. editions.
Dorothy L. Sayers et al. The Floating Admiral. By Certain Members of the Detection Club. London: Hodder and Stoughton, . First edition. Octavo. 351,  pages. Full-page map. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine and front lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed. Slight lean to spine; backstrip tanned; spine ends pushed; trace of wear along joints; mild rubbing and spot-soiling to boards; faint pencil mark below title at front board; trace of wear and some bumping at edges and corners. Text block softly yellowed with age; top edge a bit dusty; occasional tiny abrasion or spot of foxing to remaining edges; endpapers unevenly toned and foxed, with spot of loss to surface of front free endpaper; front corners of text block bumped, resulting in bent page corners; couple of spots of marginal staining scattered throughout interior. Very good.
[Together with:] The Floating Admiral. By Certain Members of the Detection Club. Garden City: The Crime Club, 1932. First U. S. edition. Octavo. vi, , 309,  pages. Full-page map. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front stamped in yellow; top edge trimmed and stained yellow; original illustrated dust jacket. Mild lean to spine; spine ends slightly pushed; small stains visible in raking light at head of front panel and foot of rear panel; minimal wear along bottom edges. Text block softly dulled with age; staining along top edge; faint uneven toning at endpapers, with a bit of yellow staining at head of front endpapers. Jacket spine panel tanned just a shade, with light wear at ends; faint tidemarks along bottom edge of spine and front panel; handful of tiny spots of foxing, soiling, and rubbing to front and rear panels; a bit of soft creasing at flap folds. Minor yellowing and rubbing to verso. Very good. Introduction by Sayers, with chapters by authors like Agatha Christie, Anthony Berkeley, G. K. Chesterton, Freeman Wills Crofts, and so on.
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