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DescriptionG. D. H. and Margaret Cole. Group of Three Crime Club Books. London: [1939-1942]. First editions.
G. D. H. and Margaret Cole. Double Blackmail. London: The Crime Club, . First edition. Octavo. 284,  pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine skewed; spine ends pushed and showing a bit of wear, with a tiny split starting at head; top end of backstrip sunned; some mild bumping along top edges; trace of wear along bottom. Text block faintly yellowed with age; top edge slightly dust-soiled; faint soiling at fore-edge. Jacket sunned along spine panel, with chipping at ends and short tear and split extending down along rear panel fold, reinforced with clear tape at verso; milder nicking and creasing along edges of front and rear folds; wear and soft creasing to folds, with a tiny amount of paper loss at flap fold ends; slight rubbing at verso. Near fine book in a very good jacket.
[Together with:] Wilson and Some Others. London: The Crime Club, . First edition. Octavo. 251,  pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in black; all text block trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends softened and sunned; corners tapped; mild discoloration and soiling along top edge; light wear along bottom. Text block a bit yellowed with age; trace of dust-soiling along top edge with a few tiny spots of staining; speck of soiling and previous owner penciling to front free endpaper; occasional spot of soiling at gutters throughout. Jacket split along rear panel fold; chipping at spine and flap fold ends; general light rubbing to front and rear panels, with a few tiny tears along edges; flap folds worn and creased, rear fold with three small holes along bottom half; price torn away at lower corner of front flap; tidemarks along verso of spine panel. Near fine book in a very good jacket.
[And:] Toper's End. London: The Crime Club, . First edition. Octavo. 256 pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends pushed and a bit discolored; top edges of boards slightly darkened; minor wear along bottom edges. Small handful of spots of foxing along fore-edge of text block. Jacket nicked and spine and flap fold ends; some soft creasing and light wear along folds; rubbing to front and rear panels, most pronounced at rear; a few spots of foxing to flaps; price-clipped. Near fine.
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