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    J. S. Fletcher. Group of Four Ronald Camberwell Books. New York: 1933-1935. First U. S. editions.
    J. S. Fletcher. Murder of a Banker. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933. First U. S. edition. [Together with:] Murder of the Only Witness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933. First U. S. edition. [And:] Murder of the Secret Agent. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First U. S. edition. [And:] The Eleventh Hour. Being the Second of the Further Adventures of Ronald Camberwell. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First U. S. edition. Four volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Three volumes in publisher's light green cloth, spines and fronts stamped in dark red with dark red publisher's device at rear; one volume in publisher's orange cloth, spine and front stamped in dark blue with dark blue publisher's device at rear; all text block edges trimmed, three volumes with purple topstain, one with blue; original illustrated dust jackets. Spine ends just slightly pushed; Secret Agent leaning just a touch; green cloth faded at backstrip and board edges; trace of wear along bottom edges; speckle soiling at rear board of Secret Agent; corners tapped. Top edge of Eleventh Hour with "Office File Copy" stamp; bottom and fore-edges lightly foxed with some small smudges and spots of soiling; occasional faint, marginal soiling scattered throughout interiors; previous owner pen notation to front pastedown of Murder of a Banker; effaced penciling along upper edges of front free endpapers; upper corner of Eleventh Hour front free endpaper clipped. Fairly mild wear and chipping along jacket edges, most pronounced at spine and flap fold ends and ranging from tiny nicks to small half-inch chips; blue penciled check to spine panel of Murder of a Banker; mild rubbing to exposed panels; short tears extending in from edges of front and rear panels, ranging from about a quarter-inch to 1.75 inches long; mild wear and soft creasing at flap folds; splitting starting at front panel fold of Eleventh Hour, with penciling to front flap. Mild rubbing and foxing to versos of jackets. Very good to near fine.


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