London: George Newnes, November 1939 to September 1940. [Literary Magazine] First appearance. Eleven magazine issues in their original colour-illustrated paper covers, priced at 1s. Octavo (25 x 19cm), pp.[7-8] 104 [9-16]; pp.[1-2] [15-16] 105-208 [17-24]; pp. 209-312 [9-16]; pp. 313-416 [9-16]; pp. 417-520 [13-20]; pp. 521-624 [13-20]; pp. 104 [13-20]; pp. 105-192 [13-20]; pp. 193-280 [9-16]; pp. 281-352 [9-16]; pp. 353-424 [9-16]. With frequent illustrations, some in colour. Each issue stapled twice. Presented in a red quarter morocco clamshell box, with gilt titles to spine, raised bands and a fleece lining A few preliminary advertising leaves missing from the first two issues. Most issues show only light wear and handling. Oxidation to staples. Spotting and marks to covers and contents of number 595. A chip to the spine of number 594. Blue ink ownership to front cover of number 593. Spotting to covers of number 590, with a large chip to head of spine and some repairs to tail. Spotting also to covers of number 589. Heavy wear to covers and fore-edge of number 588 (Christmas number), including the loss of some preliminary leaves. Issue 587 crisp and clean, but lacking preliminary leaves. A rare collection, now hard to assemble. Very good. All eleven original parts of Christie's classic Poirot collection, as well as 'Sonny Boy', 'Tee for Two', and 'Dudley is Back to Normal' by Wodehouse, 'A Matter of Form' by Allingham, 'The News in English' by Greene, and 'The Secret Fear' and 'The Ginger King' by Mason, among many other stories and news articles. Item #60851
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