London: Odhams Press Limited, 1933. [Crime fiction] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.247; . Elegantly bound in half red calf over cloth sides, spine ruled in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt. Light spotting to edges, contents clean, exterior as new. A near fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. A collection of twelve short stories, mostly tales of fate and the supernatural, published by Odhams rather than her usual publisher Collins, who produced their own version a little later. The book is notable for including the first appearance of Christie's legendary story 'The Witness for the Prosecution' which the author subsequently adapted for the stage, and which was the basis for two classic movies. Item #61269
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