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MacDonald, Philip
The White Crow
The First UK printing published by W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London in 1928. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Mild pushing at the spine ends. The red titling to the spine remains bright. Free from inscriptions and bookplates. Light toning and spotting to the text-block with some mild offsetting to the end papers. A little light age related marks to the boards. The WRAPPER is in original unrestored Very Good condition. Some edge wear with a little loss at the spine ends. Some nicks and light rubbing in places to the edges. A chip to the rear upper flap fold - see images. Light toning to the flap edges. A light vertical crease to the front panel with a 2cm closed tear to the lower front edge and a smaller closed tear to the rear lower edge. Light toning to the spine but the red colouring remains vibrant. The wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. An extremely scarce early mystery novel and at the time of listing, the only available copy on the market. MacDonald's second novel to feature the amateur sleuth Colonel Anthony Gethryn, who had been introduced in MacDonald's first novel 'The Rasp' (1924). Gethryn went on to feature in over eleven novels, all published between 1924 and 1938 except for the last, 'The List of Adrian Messenger' which appeared in 1959. A highly collectible title. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA : PBFA : ILAB [Leicester, United Kingdom]
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