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DescriptionR. Austin Freeman. Group of Three Thorndyke Books. New York: 1930-1931. First U. S. editions.
R. Austin Freeman. Mr. Pottermack's Oversight. A Detective Story. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1930. First U. S. edition. Octavo. , 338, [4, ads] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front stamped in black; fore-edge untrimmed, top edge stained light green; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends very slightly pushed, and discolored just a touch; faint rubbing along bottom edge. Text block a bit yellowed from age; edges somewhat foxed; topstain faded toward spine; light rubbing at bottom edge toward corner; spots of foxing scattered occasionally throughout interior. Jacket mildly yellowed; light wear at spine and flap fold ends; minor rubbing to front panel; a trace of soft creasing to folds. Near fine.
[Together with:] Dr. Thorndyke's Cases. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1931. First U. S. edition. Octavo. vii, , 312 pages. Publisher's green cloth, spine and front stamped in black; fore-edge untrimmed, top edge stained red; original illustrated dust jacket. Foot of spine crimped and very lightly worn; top edge faintly soiled; a couple of tiny bumps to bottom edges of boards; upper corners bumped. Top edge of text block slightly dusty; remaining edges and endpapers softly dulled. Light wear along jacket spine panel; light wear along spine and flap fold ends; soft creasing and minor wear along folds; faint rubbing at front panel. A trace of rubbing at verso. Near fine.
[And:] Pontifex, Son & Thorndyke. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1931. First U. S. edition. Octavo. , 303,  pages. Publisher's orange cloth, spine and front lettered in black; fore-edge untrimmed, top edge stained orange; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends gently pushed and worn; soft crease and some faint, dark smudging to backstrip; mild dark staining to joints and boards; minor wear along bottom edges; corners tapped. Text block lightly dulled; top edge a bit soiled; endpapers slightly browned; occasional spot of mild, marginal foxing scattered throughout. Minor edge wear to jacket; small spot of color loss at head of spine panel; soft creasing to folds; trace of rubbing to front and rear panels. Near fine.
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