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CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Rare books by Agatha Christie, including first editions and signed first editions of Miss Marple, Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. 

Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was the author of more than 70 detective novels, plays, and short stories, and the creator of the characters Poirot and Miss Marple. She began writing as a teenager and composed her first detective novel,The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1916. Introducing the detective Poirot, it was published by The Bodley Head in the US in 1920 and in the UK in 1921, with the publisher requesting more novels that Christie was happy to provide.

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  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

    A Detective Story.
    First edition of Agatha Christie's first book, rare. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1921

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100708

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  2. The Secret Adversary.

    The Secret Adversary.

    First edition of her second published novel, the first of the five Tommy and Tuppence books, published in book form in January 1922. Like its predecessor, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Secret Adversary was first published as an unillustrated serialisation in The Times weekly edition (The Weekly Times) as a complete and unabridged text in 17 instalments from 12 August to 2 December 1921. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111726

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  3. Murder on the Links.

    Murder on the Links.

    First Edition, First Impression. Christie's third novel and her scarcest. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 40371

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  4. Murder on the Links.

    Murder on the Links.

    First edition, first impression. Christies third novel and her scarcest. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100709

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  5. The Man in the Brown Suit.

    The Man in the Brown Suit.

    First edition, first impression of Christie's fifth book. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99311

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  6. Poirot Investigates.

    Poirot Investigates.

    First edition, first impression of the first collection of short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. Learn More
    £4,750

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99372

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  7. The Man in the Brown Suit.

    The Man in the Brown Suit.

    First edition, first impression of Christie's fifth book. Learn More
    £1,200

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 89443

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  8. The Secret of Chimneys.

    The Secret of Chimneys.

    First edition, first impression. Very scarce title in the original cloth. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1925

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 20314

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  9. The Road of Dreams.

    The Road of Dreams.

    First and only edition, first impression, of her first book of poems, published at her own expense. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: [1925]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 94127

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  10. The Big Four.

    The Big Four.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 52020

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  11. Seven Dials Mystery.

    Seven Dials Mystery.

    A Detective Story.
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Learn More
    £1,100

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 20325

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  12. 78020

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles. A Detective Story.

    An attractive 1920s reprint in the fantastic dust jacket. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 78020

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  13. Partners in Crime.

    Partners in Crime.

    First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK earlier the same year. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 109678

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  14. The Mysterious Mr. Quin.

    The Mysterious Mr. Quin.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,575

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 27137

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  15. 82975

    The Floating Admiral.

    By Certain Members of the Detection Club.
    First edition, first impression. A collaborative novel by twelve mystery authors including Christie (who contributes chapter five), John Rhode, and Dorothy L. Sayers, and with a prologue by G. K. Chesterton. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone book, and rare in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: [1931]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 82975

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  16. Lord Edgware Dies.

    Lord Edgware Dies.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 41213

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  17. The Hound of Death.
    signed

    The Hound of Death.

    And other stories.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Carlo, from Missus". From the library of Charlotte ("Carlo") Fisher (1895-1976), Christie's secretary and early amanuensis with whom Christie wrote several major early titles. The method was described by Christie in her autobiography: "Charlotte and I sat down opposite each other, she with her notebook and pencil. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 75776

    Signed: Yes

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  18. Unfinished Portrait.

    Unfinished Portrait.

    First edition, first impression of Agatha Christie's semi-autobiographical novel, the second written under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott. Christie's adoption of a pseudonym was an interesting psychological manoeuvre that allowed her license for self-revelation not to be found in her detective fiction or even in her autobiography. Christie even adopted a different handwriting style for presentation copies of the book. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108135

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  19. Three Act Tragedy.

    Three Act Tragedy.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 71166

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  20. Death in the Clouds.

    Death in the Clouds.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published:

    Stock Code: 63134

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