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    R. Austin Freeman. Pair of Thorndyke Collections. New York: 1932-1941. One first and one first U. S. edition.
    R. Austin Freeman. The Dr Thorndyke Omnibus. 38 of His Criminal Investigations. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [2], xviii, [2], 256, [2], 312, [2], 7-288, [2], 327, [3], 276, [4] pages. Publisher's orange cloth, spine and front lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed; original dust jacket printed on light brown paper. Spine leaning; spine ends gently pushed and worn; trace of rubbing to bottom edges. Text block softly dulled; handful of mild scratches to edges; top edge faintly darkened; a bit of soft creasing to endpapers, with some mild uneven tanning and a couple of spots of thumbsoiling. Jacket spine panel dulled just a shade, with some mild chipping at spine ends and a small tear toward foot; light edge wear to front and rear panels, with some resulting nicks and soft creasing; minor rubbing to front and rear panel; soft creasing at flap folds, with minimal chipping at ends. Near fine book in very good jacket.

    [Together with:] Dr. Thorndyke's Crime File. Edited by P. M. Stone. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1941. First edition, editorial copy with publisher's slip tipped to front free endpaper. Octavo. xv, [5], 344, [1]-16, [4], 312, [1]-18, [6], 338, [2] pages. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in dark green, front stamped with publisher's device in dark green; all text block edges trimmed, top edge stained green; original illustrated dust jacket. Foot of spine very gently pushed. Text block edges faintly dulled. Jacket spine panel barely sunned, with a couple of pencil marks; light wear at spine and flap fold ends, particularly along top edge, with a few tiny chips and some soft creasing; very faint rubbing to front and rear panels; tear extending down from top edge of front panel, about 2.75 inches, and from bottom edge about 2.5 inches; handful of very short tears at edges of rear panel; soft creasing and mild wear at folds. A bit of light foxing and tanning at verso. Fine book in about near fine jacket. With TLS from the editor.

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