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    R. Austin Freeman. Group of Three John C. Winston Company Books. Philadelphia: 1913-1915. First U. S. editions.
    R. Austin Freeman. The Mystery of 31, New Inn. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1913. First U. S. edition. Octavo. 332, [4] pages. Frontispiece and three additional plates by Edwin J. Prittie. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt with light green rules, front lettered in gilt with decorative stamping in light green and white; all text block edges trimmed. Spine skewed; spine ends slightly pushed and worn; soft creasing to backstrip; light rubbing to boards, causing slight loss to gilt lettering at front; mild bumping and wear to edges. Text block very slightly dulled; small stain at top edge, with a couple of areas of discoloration and scuffing at remaining edges; small smudge at lower corner of front pastedown; tiny hole at rear hinge; occasional mild, marginal soiling scattered throughout interior. Near fine.

    [Together with:] A Silent Witness. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, [1915]. First U. S. edition, binding variant with orange stamping. Octavo. 382, [2] pages. Frontispiece and three additional plates by H. Weston Taylor. Publisher's dark blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt and black, front stamped in black and orange; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket printed in dark blue and orange on light blue paper. Spine ends slightly worn; trace of wear along joints; top edges of boards dusty; minimal wear along bottom edges. Text block very slightly dulled; top edge speckled; handful of spots of foxing to endpapers; occasional mild, marginal spots of foxing and soiling scattered throughout interior. Jacket spine panel lightly sunned, with chipping at foot extending about two inches up panel, with light wear and a couple of smaller chips at top, reinforced with clear tape at verso; soft creasing to folds; front and rear panels rubbed, with a small chip and a few short tears at edges of front panel; nicking to flap fold ends, most pronounced at bottom of front flap fold, which is reinforced with tape at verso. Soft, uneven tanning and rubbing at verso, with tape repairs yellowed from age. Near fine book in a good jacket.

    [And:] A Silent Witness. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, [1915]. First U. S. edition, binding variant with yellow stamping. Octavo. 382, [2] pages. Frontispiece and three additional plates by H. Weston Taylor. Publisher's dark blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt and black, front stamped in black and yellow; all text block edges trimmed. Spine ends gently pushed and worn; light wear along joints, causing minor loss to edges of gilt lettering; boards lightly rubbed, rear board with a few spots of faint soiling; minimal wear along bottom edges. Text block softly dulled; light dust-soiling along top edge; a few tiny abrasions to bottom and fore-edge; previous owner bookplate affixed to front free endpaper; occasional evidence of dog-earing scattered throughout. Near fine.


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