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    Peter Cheyney. Group of Four Collins Books. London: 1941-1947. First editions. Three signed or inscribed.
    Peter Cheyney. Mister Caution Mister Callaghan. London: Collins, [1941]. First edition. Inscribed, "from / Peter Cheyney / to Billy Maclay / 18/3/41." [Together with:] Sinister Errand. A Novel. London: Collins, 1945. First edition. [And:] Dark Hero. London: Collins, 1946. Special first edition, limited to 250 numbered copies and signed by the author and publisher, of which this is No. 213. [And:] You Can't Hit a Woman. And Other Stories. London: Collins, 1937. First edition. Inscribed, "To [--] Neil Maclay / With Every good Wish / From Peter Cheyney / 20. 9. [38 or 39?]." Four volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Publisher's cloth, spines lettered, one volume with decorated author's initials at front; all text block edges trimmed, one stained purple at top edge; original illustrated dust jackets. Spine ends slightly pushed, particularly at feet; backstrip of Mister faded just a shade; faint tidemark at front board of Woman; discoloration at boards of Mister; trace of wear along bottom edges of bindings; corners of Errand tapped. Edges of Woman text block foxed; light soiling to fore-edge of Mister; both volumes with a bit of uneven tanning to endpapers; Hero with spots of minor thumbsoiling to front endpapers; a few spots of foxing to first few leaves of Woman. A bit of light wear and nicking at spine ends of jackets (head of Woman spine panel reinforced with clear tape); general light rubbing to exposed panels, with a bit of faint foxing and some smudges of thumbsoiling at one jacket each; very short tears at front and rear panel edges of Mister, Errand, and Hero; soft creasing at folds, with a tiny amount of nicking at flap fold ends; Woman slightly foxed at verso. Near fine.


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