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CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Poirot Investigates.

London, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1924 Stock Code: 135760
£4,500.00
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First edition, first impression, first state (with three titles facing the title page). Agatha Christie's first collection of short stories featuring Hercule Poirot, following their appearance in The Sketch Magazine the previous year.

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Description

Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and geometric ruling to spine and front cover in dark blue.

Condition

Front pastedown with the armorial bookplate of William Ruddell Clarke (1870-1937) of Trabolgan, County Cork, Ireland; rear pastedown with the illustration from the front panel of the dust jacket pasted in. Very light sunning to spine, minor bumping to tips, very faint stain to rear cover, short repaired closed tear to front free endpaper, discolouration to p. 31, slight paper fault at foot of p. 197-202, light creasing to the corner of a few pages. Still a very good copy, cloth clean and bright.

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