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The Moving Toyshop. A Detective Story.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1946 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine sunned at extremities and faintly creased, edges lightly foxed as often. A very good copy in the slightly sunned and spotted dust jacket. Sketch map of Oxford. First edition, first impression of the third book featuring Oxford don and amateur sleuth Dr Gervase Fen, who first appeared in The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944) and next in Holy Disorders (1945). "Crispin's work is marked by a highly individual sense of light comedy, and by a great flair for verbal deception rather in the Christie manner" (Julian Symonds, Bloody Murder, From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History, 1973, p. 152). Hubin p. 99 [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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