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SIMENON, Georges.

The Patience of Maigret.

Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury.

Published: London: George Routledge and Sons, 1939

Stock code: 98493

Price: £1,250

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First edition in English, first impression, with the scarce dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. The book was originally published in Paris under the title La Tête d’un Homme in 1931. Georges Simenon (1903-1989), the prolific Belgium writer, is best known for his Maigret series, featuring the fictional French detective, Inspector Jules Maigret, who appears in 75 novels and 28 short stories.

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, head of spine slightly toned; an excellent copy in the bright, slightly ragged jacket, with loss to head of spine and rear panel, 6 cm closed tear to head of front panel with small chip at top.

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