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    Freeman Wills Crofts. Group of Three Thomas Seltzer Books. New York: 1925. First U. S. editions.
    Freeman Wills Crofts. The Pit-Prom Syndicate. New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [6], 328, [2] pages. In-text plans. Publisher's brown cloth, spine and front lettered in red; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket printed on yellow paper. Foot of spine rolled; trace of wear along bottom edges; corners bumped. Text block canted just slightly in binding and softly yellowed with age; top edge with a tiny amount of staining; small scratch at fore-edge; minimal foxing and some faint uneven toning to endpapers. Jacket spine panel sunned, with slight smudging toward top and nicking at either end; creasing at panel folds causing tiny splits to start at bottom; minor rubbing to front and rear panels; creasing at flap folds with small nicks at either end; rumpling at upper edges of flaps. Near fine.

    [Together with:] The Cask. New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925. First U. S. edition, second printing. Octavo. viii, 319, [1] pages. Publisher's brown cloth, spine and front lettered in red; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends crimped; general light soiling to cloth. Text block very faintly dulled with age; foxing to edges; small areas of surface loss at endpapers where pastedowns and free endpapers appear to have been stuck together and pulled apart. Nicking at ends of jacket spine panel; folds worn and softly creased; small dampstain and spot of thumbsoiling at front panel fold; tiny tear at foot of rear panel fold reinforced with clear tape at verso; pinhole each at rear panel fold and lower edge of rear panel, the latter covered with clear tape at verso; mild rubbing and soiling to front and rear panels; tiny tear and small gouge reinforced with clear tape at verso of front panel; nicking at flap fold ends, with short tear at foot of rear flap fold causing some creasing and reinforced with clear tape at verso. Very good.

    [And:] Inspector French's Greatest Case. New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [8], 300, [4] pages. Publisher's brown cloth, spine and front lettered in red; all text block edges trimmed. Spine skewed; spine ends softened and worn (fraying just starting at foot), with bump at head; light wear along joints; boards rubbed; fairly mild wear along bottom edges of boards. Text block slightly dulled from age, particularly at edges; corners of text block softened; spot-staining toward foot of fore-edge; previous owner signatures penciled at both front endpapers; faint stamp and further penciling at head of rear free endpaper; split starting at rear hinge, but still sound; occasional marginal staining and soiling scattered throughout interior. About very good. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.


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