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    Freeman Wills Crofts. Pair of Inspector French Books. New York: 1927-1928. First U. S. editions.
    Freeman Wills Crofts. The Starvel Hollow Tragedy. An Inspector French Case. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [10], 358 pages. Publisher's light green cloth, spine and front stamped in dark green; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Minimal wear at spine ends; foot of spine crimped; general soiling to cloth, with rubbing to dark green stamping. Text block slightly tanned from age; faint foxing to edges; tiny pen mark at top edge; faint thumbsoiling at front free endpaper, and further scattered throughout interior of text block at margins. Very minor rubbing to jacket; crease along rear panel fold starting to split at head to about 1.5 inches down; tiny hole at front panel; creasing to flap folds with minuscule chip out of head of front panel fold. Near fine.

    [Together with:] The Sea Mystery. An Inspector French Detective Story. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [10], 348, [2] pages. Publisher's blue cloth, spine and boards stamped in dark blue; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends pushed with a bit of wear; top edges of boards very slightly soiled, with small bump at rear board; trace of wear along bottom edges. Text block softly browned with age; handful of small abrasions to edges; endpapers unevenly browned from aging binder's glue, with small areas of speckled foxing. Barely perceptible rubbing to jacket; soft creases at flap folds and rear panel fold. Very nearly fine. With bookplate of Adrian Homer Goldstone affixed to front pastedown.


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