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DescriptionMargery Allingham. Group of Three Crime Club Books. Garden City: 1931-1940. First U. S. editions.
Margery Allingham. The Gyrth Chalice Mystery. An Albert Campion Detective Story. Garden City: The Crime Club, Inc., . First U. S. edition. Octavo. viii, 11-321,  pages. Full-page maps. Publisher's black cloth spine and front lettered in red; top edge of text block trimmed and stained red; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends slightly crimped; faint rubbing to boards; a few specks of white soiling at front; trace of wear along bottom edges; lower corners tapped. Text block very softly dulled from age; previous owner bookplate affixed to front pastedown, slightly rippled and creased with small glue stain toward bottom edge, extending onto endpaper. Jacket spine panel slightly faded; nicking and soft creasing at ends of spine panel; mild rubbing at rear panel; minor wear at edges of front and rear panels, with corresponding tiny tears and creasing; light wear and creasing at folds. Near fine book in a very good jacket.
[Together with:] Mr Campion, Criminologist. Seven important episodes from the case book of Albert Campion. Garden City: The Crime Club, Inc., 1937. First U. S. edition. Octavo. , 308,  pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in red; top edge of text block trimmed and stained red; original illustrated dust jacket. Mild lean to spine; light wear at spine ends, foot of spine pushed; cloth, particularly at rear board, soiled; trace of wear along joints; minor wear along bottom edges and at corners. Text block softly dulled from age; top edge dust-soiled; top and bottom edge with lending library stamps; uneven discoloration to endpapers from binder's glue; lending library label affixed to rear pastedown; occasional marginal soiling scattered throughout interior. A bit of wear at ends of jacket spine panel; a couple of small scratches toward middle of spine panel; sharp crease at rear panel fold; light rubbing to front and rear panels, with some wear at edges; soft wear and creasing at flap folds, with some nicking at ends. Very good.
[And:] Black Plumes. Garden City: The Crime Club, 1940. First U. S. edition. Octavo. , 270,  pages. Publisher's yellow cloth, spine and boards stamped in black; top edge of text block trimmed and stained black; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends slightly worn, foot of spine pushed just a bit; trace of wear along bottom edges of boards; upper corners a touch tapped. Top edge of text block slightly dust-soiled; a bit of faint, uneven discoloration to endpapers, from binder's glue; occasional mild, marginal staining or thumbsoiling scattered throughout interior. Jacket spine panel nicked at ends; general minor rubbing to spine, front and rear panels; very light wear along edges of front panel, bottom edge of rear panel; wear and soft creasing to folds, with rear flap fold starting to split from head. Very good.
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