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    R. Austin Freeman. Group of Three Thorndyke Books. New York: 1932-1936. First U. S. editions.
    R. Austin Freeman. Dr. Thorndyke's Discovery. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. First U. S. edition. Inscribed: "From the Freeman Library / 'Ellery Queen.'" Octavo. v, [1], 312, [2] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front stamped in green; fore-edge of text block untrimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends pushed; cloth faintly soiled; light wear along bottom edge; corners just barely tapped. Faint speckles of foxing to text block edges; top edge dust-soiled; endpapers discolored, likely from binder's glue. Jacket spine panel dulled just a shade, with paper loss at bottom resulting in slight loss to text, and nicking along top edge, both reinforced with clear tape at verso; soft creasing along folds; mild edge wear to front and rear panel; rear panel rubbed; nicking to flap fold ends, all reinforced with tape at verso. Slight rubbing and discoloration at verso. Very good. With bookplate of Florence and Edward Kaye affixed to front pastedown.

    [Together with:] For the Defense: Dr. Thorndyke. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. First U. S. edition. Octavo. vii, [1], 310, [2] pages. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine and front lettered in black; fore-edge untrimmed, top edge stained light blue; original illustrated dust jacket. Backstrip discolored with pale splotches, extending into joints; spine ends gently pushed, head with tiny split starting, foot crimped; further pale speckling at boards; just a trace of wear along bottom edges. Some mild chipping along top edge of jacket spine panel, reinforced at verso with brown paper; short tear at bottom of rear panel fold reinforced at verso with brown paper; front and rear panels slightly rubbed with occasional spot-soiling; flap folds softly creased, with small chips and nicking out of ends. Near fine book with a clean, bright text block; very good jacket.

    [And:] The Penrose Mystery. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1936. First U. S. edition. Octavo. viii, 300, [4] pages. Publisher's orange cloth, spine and front lettered in brown; fore-edge untrimmed, top edge stained orange; original illustrated dust jacket. Foot of spine slightly rolled; a few negligible specks of soiling to boards; trace of wear along bottom edges. Top edge of text block a bit soiled; foxing to remaining edges. Jacket spine panel sunned just a shade; light wear at ends of spine panel, with a small amount of chipping at foot; mild rubbing and a tiny amount of soiling to front and rear panels; short tear each at top edge of front and bottom edge of rear panel, with associated creasing; nicking at flap fold ends. Near fine.


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