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    Geoffrey Homes. Group of Three William Morrow Books. New York: [1938-1943]. First editions.

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    Geoffrey Homes. Then There Were Three. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1938. First edition, presumed advance copy with publication date, Nov. 9, 1938, rubber stamped on the front flap of the dust jacket. Octavo (7.4375 x 5.125 inches; 189 x 130 mm.). [viii], 293, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front board lettered in dark greenish-blue, spine stamped in same; top edge of the text block stained dark green (faded), others untrimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00, publisher's stamp running vertically on the front flap near the fold. Covers somewhat soiled, with some faint spotty discoloration; spine leaning slightly; joints and edges rubbed with a touch of wear, small tear to the cloth on the bottom of the front board near the joint, board partially exposed; corners barely bent. Top stain faded; few stray fox marks to the page margins. Dust jacket spine panel faintly faded; edges lightly worn with a few closed tears, upper edge reinforced with tape on the verso; soft vertical crease to the rear panel. Very good. A Robin Bishop mystery.

    [Together with:] Finders Keepers. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1940. First edition. Octavo (7.4375 x 5.125 inches; 189 x 130 mm.). [vi], 279, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's yellow cloth, spine lettered and stamped in reddish-brown; top edge of the text block stained reddish-brown; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine just barely sloped; backstrip dulled just a shade; light discoloration inside the joints; board edges very lightly soiled; corners tapped. Endpapers discolored from binder's glue in the gutters and around the edges. Dust jacket edges very lightly worn, small chip to the top of the front flap fold and a couple tiny closed tears; very light crimping to the bottom margin; rear panel lightly rubbed. A Humphrey Campbell mystery.

    [And:] The Hill of the Terrified Monk. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1943. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches; 185 x 127 mm.). [viii], 244, [4, blank] pages. Publisher's brownish-orange cloth, spine lettered and stamped in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine ends softly pushed; extremities lightly worn; corners very slightly bent. Top edge of the text block very lightly dust-soiled; page edges faintly foxed; very light marginal soiling to the preliminary leaves. Dust jacket rubbed, worn at the folds; edges lightly worn with small chip to the bottom of the rear flap fold and a few stray nicks; spine panel faintly faded. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. A Jose Manuel Madero mystery. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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