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    Melville Davisson Post. Monsieur Jonquelle. New York: 1923. First editions, three variants, in two states of text and dust jacket.

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    Melville Davisson Post. Monsieur Jonquelle. Prefect of Police of Paris. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1923. First edition, with "(1)" following the conclusion of the text; first state with the pagination of pages 62 and 63 transposed. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches; 185 x 127 mm.).[vi], 286, [1], [1, blank], [2, ads] pages. Publisher's bright orange cloth, spine and front board stamped in black, outlining the text; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, presumed first state with the Appleton logo at the base of the spine in black. Spine very gently leaning; backstrip a little dulled; spine ends and corners very lightly worn. Top edge of the text block a little dusty; text block sagging just a hair; light soiling to the bottom of the text at the fore-edge. Dust jacket edges worn with a small chip to the bottom of the rear panel, smaller ones at the flap edges, some closed tears with corresponding creasing; spine panel faintly tanned with a hint of soiling and a series of very faint small splashes. Very good.

    [Together with:] Another copy. First edition, with "(1)" following the conclusion of the text; second state with the pagination of pages 62 and 63 corrected. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches; 185 x 127 mm.).[vi], 286, [1], [1, blank], [2, ads] pages. Publisher's bright orange cloth, spine and front board stamped in black, outlining the text; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, presumed first state with the Appleton logo in black. Spine very slightly leaning; covers very lightly soiled. Top edge of text a little dust-soiled with three tiny splashes. Dust jacket edges worn, particularly at the folds, small chip to the crown; light soiling overall. Very good.

    [And:] Another copy. First edition, with "(1)" following the conclusion of the text; second state with the pagination of pages 62 and 63 corrected. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches; 185 x 127 mm.).[vi], 286, [1], [1, blank], [2, ads] pages. Publisher's bright orange cloth, spine and front board stamped in black, outlining the text; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, presumed second state with the Appleton logo in red. Spine very gently leaning and slightly concave toward the crown; extremities a little worn. Top edge of text very lightly dust-soiled. Dust jacket edges worn with short closed tears; small dark blemish along the front panel fold; light soiling overall. Very good. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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