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Agatha Christie
AGATHA CHRISTIE PARKER PYNE INVESTIGATES UK 1ST 1934 2/6' ORIGINAL DUST JACKET
United Kingdom: Collins, 1934. AGATHA CHRISTIE - PARKER PYNE INVESTIGATES (published in the U.S. under the title "Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective"), published by UK publisher Collins, copyright 1934, First Printing (states "Copyright, 1934" on copyright page with no references to subsequent printings), lists to "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" on list of Christie books to left of title page, 4 pages of ads at rear (including ad for Listerdale Mystery), maroon cloth boards with silver gilt lettering to spine, 2nd state original Dust Jacket (identical size and artwork to the 1st state but for the 2/6' net price rather than 7/6 price on spine and the green background color). VERY RARE BOOK - THIS BOOK (ALONG WITH LISTERDALE MYSTERY) WERE (FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON) WERE NOT PUBLISHED BY COLLINS UNDER THE "CRIME CLUB" IMPRINT (SO AS A RESULT THEY WEREN'T ISSUED IN THE STANDARD ORANGE BOARDS W/BLACK LETTERING THAT COLLINS USED IN THE 1930S FOR ITS "CRIME CLUB" IMPRINT BOOKS - INSTEAD THIS BOOK (AND LISTERDALE) WERE PUBLISHED IN MAROON BOARDS WITH SILVER GILT SPINE LETTERING - ALSO (LIKE LISTERDALE) THIS BOOK MUST HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN MUCH SMALLER QUANTITIES THAN CHRISTIE'S OTHER BOOKS FROM THE SAME TIME PERIOD AS THIS BOOK IS MUCH RARER THAN HER OTHER BOOKS (LIKE EVANS, DEATH IN CLOUDS, ETC.). Book has two creased page corners, no former owner or used bookstore markings/stamps inside, clean endpapers with no staining or tape residue, no foxing to endpapers, foxing to first few/last few pages, age darkening/foxing/dust soiling to outer page edges, no lettering fading/wear/oxidizing to spi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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