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DescriptionJ. S. Fletcher. Group of Twelve Alfred A. Knopf Books. New York: 1924-1937. First and first U. S. editions.
J. S. Fletcher. The Time-Worn Town. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First U. S. edition. [Together with:] The Cartwright Gardens Murder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First U. S. edition. [And:] The Kang-He Vase. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First edition. [And:] The Mortover Grange Affair. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First U. S. edition. [And:] Cobweb Castle. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. First U. S. edition. [And:] The Wrist Mark. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. First edition. [And:] The Box Hill Murder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First edition. [And:] The House in Tuesday Market. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First edition. [And:] The Borgia Cabinet. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First edition. [And:] The South Foreland Murder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First U. S. edition. [And:] The Dressing Room Murder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First U. S. edition. [And:] The Mill House Murder. Being the Last of the Adventures of Ronald Camberwell. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First U. S. edition. Twelve volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Publisher's greenish-gray cloth, spines and fronts stamped in red with red publisher's device at rear (two are stamped in blind), one volume in light green cloth; all edges trimmed, top edges stained red; original illustrated dust jackets. Spine ends very slightly pushed or crimped; a bit of dimpling to a couple of spines; subtle vertical creasing to Borgia Cabinet; green cloth backstrip faded just a shade; a few sets of boards with some faint thumbsoiling or spot-staining; a handful of corners softly tapped. Text blocks softly dulled; top edges dust-soiled, two with "Office File Copy" stamps; bottom and fore-edges with some faint foxing and soiling; slight discoloration or foxing to some endpapers, some with previous owner or bookseller marks; a couple of instances of marginal spot-soiling scattered throughout interiors. Some jackets with paper loss at spine and flap fold ends ranging from tiny nicks to fairly small chips that affect text, a couple reinforced with tape at verso; a couple of spine panels faded just a shade; Cartwright spine panel with two tidemarks; soft wear and creasing to folds; general mild rubbing and soiling to exposed panels; a few jackets with very short tears at edges of front and rear panels; Mortover Grange jacket in three pieces, from two tears at front panel, with split at rear panel fold. Versos lightly tanned and rubbed. Near fine books in near fine to good jackets.
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