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Agatha Christie
United Kingdom: 1922. AGATHA CHRISTIE - THE SECRET ADVERSARY, published by UK publisher Bodley Head/John Lane, copyright 1922, First Printing (no printing states listed on copyright page, 1922 date (in roman numerals) on title page, only lists to "Mysterious Affair At Styles" on list of Christie books to left of title page, 2 pages of ads in rear of book (only has ad for Mysterious Affair At Styles - no other Christie books listed), original black cloth boards with dark green lettering to spine and front board with art deco design to front board. VERY RARE BOOK (PARTICULARLY IN ITS ORIGINAL BOARDS). Book has no former owner or used bookstore markings/stamps inside, barest hint of evidence of removed former owner's bookplate to inside front board otherwise clean original endpapers with no staining or tape residue, no foxing to pages, endpapers or outer page edges, slight dust soiling/age darkening to outer page edges, no splitting or repaired tears to internal hinges, no spine darkening or spine fading, tight flat pages with just a couple of creased page corners, no wear to board edges, hint of wear to board corners, spine professionally relaid, no clear evidence of soiling/discoloration to boards but typical rubbing wear to green art deco board designs. Book also comes with a color facsimile of the UK 1st issue Dust jacket to provide protection from damage and to improve its appearance on a shelf. Overall a VG/VG+ book a very rare early 1920s era UK Bodley Head/John Lane Agatha Christie 1st printing of her 2nd book. I have a number of other U.K. and U.S. Agatha Christie 1st … [Click Below for Full Description]
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