London: Published for the Crime Club by Collins, 1936. [Crime fiction] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 286 . Finely bound by the Baker Bindery, Anniston, Alabama in green full morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, green patterned paste-paper endpapers, generous turn-ins ruled in gilt, with gilt motifs of dagger, pistol, moustache and knitting needles tooled as the four corner-pieces, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and upper bound in at rear. Internally bright and clean. A fine copy in a handsome leather binding. Acclaimed as one of the best crafted of Christie's mysteries, this case involves four detectives of her creation; Colonel Johnny Race, Superintendent Battle, Ariadne Oliver and the master sleuth Hercule Poirot. Item #61193
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