London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1938. [Detective fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.; 284;  publisher's advertisements. Publisher's orange cloth, titles in black to spine, striking pictorial dust-jacket. Discreet ownership to pastedown, some toning and spotting to edges and endpapers, internally clean and bright. Cloth a little handled to extremities, sunned to top and bottom of the spine. Price clipped wrapper toned to spine and rear panel, a little edgeworn and rubbed to folds, chips to corners, loss to top 1 cm and bottom 3cm of spine panel. An honest unrestored copy of an uncommon title. Very good. The fourth novel to feature Nigel Strangeways and the basis for the 1969 film This Man Must Die. Item #55204
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