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MR. PARKER PYNE DETECTIVE - Christie, Agatha - 1934. [1226719]
Dodd, Mead Company, New York 1934 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-244 [245] [246: ad] [247-248: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained orange, fore-edge rough trimmed, decorated endpapers. First U.S. edition. A Dodd, Mead "Red Badge" mystery. Collection of twelve short stories first published in England by Collins in 1934 as PARKER PYNE INVESTIGATES. "On rereading, the collection holds up very well." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2420. Hubin (1994), p. 164. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 25. Several very faint water strikes to cloth on front cover, a bright, near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with 10 x 35 mm chip from head of spine panel, tiny chips from upper front corner tips, and shelf wear at tail of spine panel and lower corner tips. Rare in jacket. (#80310) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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