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    Freeman Wills Crofts. Group of Four Inspector French Books. New York: 1936-1938. Three first U. S. editions, one reprint.
    Freeman Wills Crofts. Man Overboard! An Inspector French Detective Story. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1936. First U. S. edition. [Together with:] The Loss of the Jane Vosper. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1936. First U. S. edition. [And:] The Futile Alibi. An Inspector French Detective Story. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1938. First U. S. edition. [And:] The Starvel Hollow Tragedy. An Inspector French Case. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. Reprint. Four volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Publisher's cloth, spines and fronts stamped; top edges stained, fore-edges untrimmed; original illustrated dust jackets. Spine ends slightly pushed or rolled, with bumping at head of two spines; light soiling toward bottom of Jane Vosper and Starvel Hollow boards; trace of wear along bottom edges. Futile Alibi and Starvel Hollow text block softly dulled; speckle-soiling at top edge of Man Overboard, with foxing to fore-edge; bump at fore-edge of Futile Alibi; occasional discoloration toward hinges due to aging binding materials. Some mild wear at ends of jacket spine panels, some with a bit of light chipping; dulling to spine panels of Man Overboard and Starvel Hollow; a bit of wear to panel folds; mild rubbing to front and rear panels; two short tears at foot of front panel of Jane Vosper, one reinforced with clear tape at verso, with associated rumpling; one-inch tear up from lower edge of front panel of Starvel Hollow; soft creasing and minor wear at flap folds, with some nicking at ends; Futile Alibi price-clipped. Minimal rubbing at versos of jacket; tidemarks at spine panel verso of Starvel Hollow. Near fine books in very good to near fine jackets.


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