London: The Bodley Head, 1970; 1971; 1973; 1976. [Crime Anthologies] COMPLETE SERIES, FIRST THUS. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.351 ; pp.347 ; pp.317 ; pp.348 . Publisher's purple cloth with gilt titles to spines and grey endpapers. Top edges pink. With the dust-jackets showing, respectively, details from 'Jewel Mysteries I Have Known' by Max Pemberton, priced at £2.00; Leblanc's 'The Arrest of Arsene Lupin,' priced at £2.50; 'Riddles Read' by Dick Donovan, priced at £2.75; and 'The Montezuma Emerald' by Rodriquez Ottolengui, priced at £4.50. A fine set. A broad selection of some of the best crime and detective stories published between 1891 and 1914, some of which were adapted for television by the BBC in the early 1970's. The first volume deals with London; the second is a more Global affair; the third offers stories set in rural districts outside of London and the other great cities of England; and the last consists entirely of stories set in America. Item #57296
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