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    Richard Hull. Group of Three G. P. Putnam's Sons Books. New York: 1936-1937. First U. S. editions.
    Richard Hull. Keep it Quiet. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1936]. First U. S. edition. Octavo. vi, [2], 240 pages. Publisher's light orange cloth, spine stamped in brown; all text block edges trimmed; original dust jacket printed on dark yellow paper. Trace of wear at foot of spine and bottom edges of boards. Previous owner's penciled note at front free endpaper. Minor edge wear to jacket; a bit of rubbing visible at folds, along with some minimal soft creasing at flap folds; narrow strip of darkening at head of rear flap. Essentially fine.

    [Together with:] Murder Isn't Easy. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1936]. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [8], 248 pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front stamped in silver; all text block edges trimmed; original dust jacket. Slight lean to spine; spine ends gently pushed; cloth generally rubbed and soiled; fairly minor wear along bottom edges. Text block dulled with age, particularly browned at edges, with some shallow scratches and spots of soiling; a bit of faint discoloration and speckling at endpapers; occasional foxing, spot-soiling, and staining scattered throughout interior. Several large chips out of jacket, which is rubbed and slightly soiled; a couple of long tears extending up from bottom edge, the longest at foot of front panel fold that curves across spine panel and reaches opposite panel fold; a couple of small tidemarks at base of spine panel; rumpling along edges; folds worn and creased; two small holes at front flap fold. Rubbing, spotting, and tidemarks at verso. Very good book in a good jacket.

    [And:] The Murderers of Monty. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1937. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [6], 250 pages. Publisher's gray cloth, spine and front stamped in red; all text block edges trimmed, top edge stained red; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends softly pushed and starting to show a bit of wear; tidemark at base of spine, extending into lower edges of boards and along front joint; boards faintly soiled; minor wear along bottom edges. Text block dulled with age; uneven discoloration and pale foxing at endpapers; previous owner gift inscription at front free endpaper; tear to first leaf of text, about four inches long, extending down from top edge. Jacket tanned, with nicking and chipping at spine and flap fold ends and along top edge of rear panel, a couple causing short splits to start at ends of folds; mild rubbing, with a bit of soiling visible at bottom of rear panel; soft crease across front panel; folds lightly worn, flap folds creased; tidemark at head of front flap fold; spotting and a faint tidemark at verso. Very good.


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