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    R. Austin Freeman. Pair of Thorndyke Books. London: 1936-1937. First editions.
    R. Austin Freeman. The Penrose Mystery. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1936]. First edition. Octavo. 317, [3, publisher's ads] pages. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine and front lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed, top edge stained blue; original illustrated dust jacket. Mild lean to spine; backstrip faded just a shade; light wear at spine ends; bottom end slightly pushed; minor wear along joints; some light rubbing at bottom edges. Text block very slightly dulled; topstain faded a bit toward spine; spine split between gatherings in a few places throughout text block, but still sound. Jacket spine panel sunned; paper loss almost three inches wide at foot, with a couple of smaller nicks and chips at top edge; creasing at and near folds, particularly front panel fold; fairly mild rubbing and soiling at rear panel; a bit of nicking out of flap fold ends. Near fine book in a very good jacket.

    [Together with:] Felo de Se? London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1937]. First edition. Octavo. 315, [5, publisher's ads] pages. Publisher's blue cloth, spine and front lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed, top edge stained blue; original illustrated dust jacket. Backstrip slightly faded; spine ends softly pushed and worn; mild wear to joints; further minor wear along bottom edges; corners bumped. Text block faintly dulled; topstain faded. Fairly light rubbing and soiling to exposed panels of jacket; mild wear at ends of spine panel with a few tiny nicks, particularly at top; a few scratches to spine panel, along with some specks of soiling; wear and creasing at folds; nicking at flap fold ends; faint foxing and soiling at flaps, with some discoloration and curling at top edges. Foxing and a couple of spots of soiling at verso. Near fine book in a very good jacket.


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