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    H. C. Bailey. Group of Three Mr. Fortune Books. New York: 1926 and 1931. First U. S. editions.

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    H. C. Bailey. Mr. Fortune's Trials. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926. First American edition, second printing. Octavo. [8], 248 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, front and spine stamped in gilt. Original illustrated dust jacket. Edges untrimmed. Mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; a few faint spots of soiling, discoloration at backstrip and joints. Edges of text block a bit softened; normal age toning; faint speckling along top and bottom edges. Very light foxing, discoloration to endpapers. A few moderately-sized chips at top and bottom edges of jacket; some soft creasing, fraying; mild toning and rubbing to exposed panels of jacket; front joint beginning to split from bottom up roughly 1.5". Verso faintly rubbed and toned. Near fine in a very good jacket.

    [Together with:] Mr. Fortune Speaking. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1931. First American edition. Octavo. 320 pages. Publisher's full textured orange cloth, front and spine stamped in black. Original illustrated dust jacket. Fore-edge untrimmed, others trimmed. Mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; bottom end of spine gently pushed; light rubbing and soiling to cloth; top edge a bit dusty. Very minor age toning to edges and interior of text block; dust-soiling along top edge. Light wear to edges and folds of jacket; spotting to rear panel. Near fine.

    [And:] Mr. Fortune Explains. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1931. First American edition. Octavo. 320 pages. Publisher's full purple cloth, front and spine stamped in gilt. Original illustrated dust jacket. Fore-edge untrimmed, others trimmed. Minor shelf wear at extremities of binding; backstrip very slightly faded with gilding rubbed; spine ends a touch pushed. Normal age toning to edges of text block; top edge a bit dust-soiled. Previous owner bookplate tipped to front pastedown; some faint thumbsoiling to first few leaves. Dust jacket spine panel a bit sunned; fairly mild edge wear with minimal paper loss at spine and flap fold ends with a touch at front flap; light rubbing and soiling to exposed panels of jacket. Verso faintly rubbed. Near fine.



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