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    Freeman Wills Crofts. Group of Three Dodd, Mead & Company Books. New York: 1933-1935. First U. S. editions.
    Freeman Wills Crofts. The Strange Case of Dr. Earle. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1933. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [12], 298, [2] pages. Publisher's light greenish-blue cloth, spine lettered in dark green, front stamped in blind; fore-edge untrimmed; light green map endpapers; original pictorial dust jacket with red wraparound promotional band. Faint discoloration at spine ends; a few tiny, very faint stains at rear board. Top edge of text block smudged and spot-stained; trace of wear at bottom edge toward corner. Exposed panels of jacket lightly rubbed; trace of wear at foot of jacket spine panel; short tear at foot of front panel by flap fold; one tiny gouge at front and three at rear flap fold; nick out of bottom end of rear flap fold with short split starting from there along crease; wraparound band softly creased and rumpled, with a few short tears extending in from upper edge. Near fine.

    [Together with:] Crime on the Solent. An Inspector French Mystery. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [8], 361, [3] pages. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine and front lettered in black; top edge stained light blue, fore-edge untrimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends slightly pushed and worn; trace of wear and discoloration along bottom edge; lower corners bumped. Mild soiling along top edge of text block; a few faint spots of foxing to fore-edge, with some rough opening toward end; handful of lower corners of leaves folded over. Jacket softly tanned; edge wear, particularly pronounced at spine and flap fold ends, with a few small chips and nicks; mild rubbing to front and rear panels, with creasing toward corners; flap folds creased, with split extending down 2.25 inches at head of rear flap fold; couple of faint tidemarks at verso. Near fine book in a very good jacket.

    [And:] The Crime at Nornes. An Inspector French Detective Story. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1935. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [10], 338, [4] pages. Publisher's bright green cloth, spine and front lettered in black; top edge stained light green, fore-edge untrimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends slightly worn, head softened, foot rolled; speck of soiling toward head of front joint; light wear along bottom edges. Couple of very faint abrasions along top edge of text block; a few pairs of leaves unopened along fore-edge toward end of text block, a few others roughly opened; slight stain and rubbing at bottom edge; occasional marginal smudging at interior. Very light wear at spine and flap fold ends of jacket, with a bit of nicking; rubbing to exposed panels; soft creasing and wear along folds; faint tidemark along fold edge of front flap; price-clipped; further tidemarks at verso. Near fine.


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