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    Ngaio Marsh. Pair of Geoffrey Bles Books. London: 1938. First editions.
    Ngaio Marsh. Artists in Crime. London: Geoffrey Bles, [1938]. First edition. Octavo. [10], 310 pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front lettered in white; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Loss to majority of lettering at backstrip; spine ends just a bit rolled and soiled; minimal wear along bottom edges; a couple of corners just a bit tapped. Text block softly browned around edges and at inner margins; occasional smudges of what appears to be thumbsoiling scattered at endpapers and throughout interior; office file copy stamp at front free endpaper. Jacket rubbed and sunned at spine panel and flap folds, with chipping, creasing along top and bottom edges, reinforced with clear tape at verso; a few short tears, also reinforced with tape; flap folds creased, splitting starting toward middle of front flap fold reinforced with tape at verso; top edges of flaps rumpled and tanned; uneven toning and some faint spotting at verso. Near fine book in a good jacket.

    [Together with:] Death in a White Tie. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1938. First edition. Octavo. 319, [1] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front lettered in white; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Mild lean to spine; slight loss to lettering at backstrip; dark smudge to front board; minor wear along bottom edges; lower corners just barely tapped. Text block dulled with age; edges and (to a lesser extent) interior foxed; previous owner gift inscription at front pastedown. Jacket with one large (roughly 2 by 2.5-inch) and several smaller chips; rubbing and some soiling, staining, discoloration to panels; wear and creasing to folds, with splits starting at most ends; mild creasing and short tears caused by edge wear; price-clipped; foxing at verso, with browning at spine ends. Near fine book in a good jacket.

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