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    Nicholas Blake. The Beast Must Die. London: The Crime Club, [1938]. First edition of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Octavo. 284 pages. Publisher's full orange cloth, spine lettered in black. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine a bit toned and rubbed. Binding rubbed, thumbsoiled, lower corners bumped. Endleaves somewhat offset. Edge of text block foxed. Jacket has several tape repairs to verso. Jacket spine toned and edgeworn. Jacket panels rubbed, thumbsoiled, with a few chips and short tears. Still, very good. [Together with:] Another copy. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First American edition. Octavo. 260 pages. Publisher's full yellow cloth, front board and spine stamped in black. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine toned and edgeworn, with an ink marking of a star. Binding worn, soiled, with tape wrapped around the boards and spine (most of the tape is now missing). Portion of a newspaper clipping affixed to the front free endpaper. Endleaves soiled with some tape residue and thumbsoiling. A few gutters starting. Jacket reinforced on verso with brown paper. Edges of jacket have tape residue and a small tape repair on the recto. Jacket spine toned, creased, and worn. Jacket panels worn, creased, thumbsoiled, with several tears. Fair. [And:] Nicholas Blake. There's Trouble Brewing. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First American edition. Octavo. 293 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, front board and spine stamped in light green. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine sunned, soiled, and rubbed. Some rubbing, minor soiling to boards, lower corners bumped. Endleaves toned and foxed. Jacket spine sunned, chipped, and edgeworn. Jacket panels edgeworn, thumbsoiled, with some chipping and several tears. Rear jacket flap torn away at the upper corner. Fair.

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