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    Leslie Charteris. Pair of Crime Club Books. Garden City: 1931-1932. First U. S. editions.

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    Leslie Charteris. The Avenging Saint. Garden City: The Crime Club, Inc., 1931. First American edition. Octavo. 317, [3] pages. Publisher's full black cloth, front and spine lettered in red with publisher's device stamped in red on front. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed; top edge stained red. Spine slightly skewed; minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; very light rubbing to boards; top edge a bit dusty. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block. Previous owner signature to front pastedown; loss of red coloring at top corner of front free endpaper where other markings effaced. Some wear along edges and folds of jacket; with minimal paper loss at spine and flap fold ends and a small crack appearing at front flap fold; closed tear, approximately 3" long, at front panel; general toning and light rubbing; flaps clipped. Four masking-tape repairs and reinforcements at verso. Near fine. Originally published in Britain in 1930 under the title Knight Templar.

    [Together with:] Angels of Doom. Garden City: The Crime Club, Inc., 1932. First American edition. Octavo. viii, [2], 310 pages. Publisher's full black cloth, front and spine paneled in yellow. Original illustrated dust jacket. Top edge trimmed and stained yellow; others untrimmed. Fairly mild shelf wear and bumping to binding; spine ends a bit pushed. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge a bit dusty. Endpapers unevenly toned; previous owner signature to front pastedown; stamp at rear free endpaper. Mild rubbing and soiling to exposed panels of jacket; a little bit of edge wear causing some soft creasing, short tears, and color loss along edges; one tiny chip at base of front flap fold; loss to surface of paper at front flap fold; flaps clipped. Near fine. Originally published in Britain in 1930 under the title She Was a Lady.



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