Toronto: [John Lane] The Ryerson Press, 1920. [Crime fiction] FIRST EDITION, Canadian Issue. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.296, being the first edition sheets printed by Little and Ives, NY (for John Lane), with a title page for Canada. Publisher's cream cloth decoratively blocked in green. Contents fresh, owner's neat 'if borrowed..' stamp to flyleaf, inside paper joint just starting, cloth lightly handled only, slightly frayed at foot. A clean, bright copy. Preceding the London edition (Bodley Head, 1921), this is Christie's first book, introducing the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Rare. Item #62243
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