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    Fergus Hume. The Last Straw. London: [1932]. First edition.
    Fergus Hume. The Last Straw. London: Hutchinson & Co., [1932]. First edition. Octavo. 288, 40 [publisher's ads]. Publisher's orange cloth, spine and front lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed; original jacket printed in red and black on yellow paper. Mild lean to spine; spine ends pushed and slightly worn; backstrip faded just a shade; trace of wear along joints; boars lightly rubbed and very softly soiled; wear and bumping along bottom edges; corners tapped, with boards peeking through both corners of front board. Text block very slightly dulled with age; some minor soiling, scuffing to edges; touch of soiling to endpapers, front free endpaper with previous owner inking and some specks of foxing; trace amount of foxing to first and last few leaves, a bit of thumbsoiling at front. Jacket spine panel sunned just a shade; very light wear at spine and flap fold ends, with a couple of small nicks; minimal wear and soft creasing to flap folds; slight rumpling to flaps. Near fine.

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