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    John D. MacDonald. Group of Four Robert Hale Books. London: [1959-1973]. First English editions.

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    John D. MacDonald. The Executioners. London: Robert Hale, 1959. First English edition. Octavo. 191, [1] pages. Publisher's black paper-covered boards, spine lettered in yellowish green and stamped in silver, in original dust jacket. Spine very slightly skewed; spine ends pushed; bottom corners softly bumped. Page edges lightly foxed; small blue blemish to top edge; bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Jacket edges worn; small hole to interior of spine panel, another near rear spine on rear panel; small V-shaped tear and black mark to spine margin of rear panel; rear panel lightly rubbed. Very good. Basis for film adaptations in 1962 (starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum) and 1991 (directed by Martin Scorsese).

    [Together with:] The Deceivers. London: Robert Hale, [1968]. First English (and first hardcover) edition. [and:] Cry Hard Cry Fast. London: Robert Hale, [1969]. First English (and first hardcover) edition. [and:] A Tan and Sandy Silence. London: Robert Hale, [1973]. First English (and first hardcover) edition of the thirteenth Travis McGee novel. Three octavo volumes. Publisher's black paper-covered boards, spines lettered in silver. Very gentle sloping to spines; board extremities rubbed. Text-blocks just barely foxed, Cry Hard Cry Fast to a slightly greater extent. Dust jackets lightly rubbed with only occasional minor edgewear; A Tan and Sandy Silence spine panel faded just a shade. Near fine overall. From the Koko Collection.



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