The Murder at the Villa Rose [and] The Magic City [in] The Strand Magazine. Volumes 38, 39 and 40; numbers 228 to 239. A. E. W. MASON, E. NESBIT, Arthur Conan DOYLE, Arthur MORRISON, H. G. WELLS, W. W. JACOBS, P. G. WODEHOUSE, Arthur QUILLER-COUCH, Herbert George, Sir.

The Murder at the Villa Rose [and] The Magic City [in] The Strand Magazine. Volumes 38, 39 and 40; numbers 228 to 239.

London: George Newnes, December 1909 to November 1910. [Literary Magazine] FIRST APPEARANCES. Twelve octavo magazines (28 x 19 x 18cm), pp.[126] 647-848; [127-166]; pp.[74] 128; [75-90]; pp.[80] 129-256; [81-96]; pp.[82] 257-384; [83-110] pp.[82] 385-512 [83-106]; pp.[82] 513-640 [83-106]; pp.[82] 641-768; [83-102]; pp.[70] 128; [71-86]; pp.[56] 129-256; [57-72]; pp.[70] 257-364; [71-86]; pp.[84] 365-508; 12; [85-108]; pp.[90] 509-636; [91-116]. With frequent in-text illustrations. Publisher's pale blue paper covers titled in dark blue, stapled twice, and one Christmas number with colour-illustrated covers. Presented in a black fleece-lined quarter morocco clamshell box, with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, and black cloth over sides. Moderate general wear, especially to spine, with toning, creasing and some chipping. Repairs to spine and lower joint of number 230, with losses to head and tail. Heavy toning and creasing to number 235; repairs to spine and joints. Repairs to spine of number 238; central gatherings proud and dog-eared. A large collection of increasingly hard-to-find magazines in their original paper covers. Good. The first serial appearances of the novels by Mason and Nesbit. Also featuring: 'The Home-Coming,' 'The Marriage of the Brigadier' and 'The Terror of Blue John Gap' by Doyle; 'Billy Blenkin's Radium;' 'The Long Dog' and 'Frenzied Finance' by Morrison; 'Kenneth and the Carp' by Nesbit; 'My First Aeroplane' and 'Little Mother up the Morderberg' by Wells; 'For Better or Worse,' 'Watch-Dogs' and 'Fine Feathers' by Jacobs; 'The Good Angel;' "Rough-Hew Them How We Will;" 'By Advice of Counsel;' 'Deep Waters;' "Love Me, Love My Dog," 'Out of School' and 'The Man Upstairs' by Wodehouse; and 'The Cask Ashore' by Quiller-Couch. Item #58578

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