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THE LABOURS OF HERCULES.

by CHRISTIE**, AGATHA:

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UK,12mo wraps,p/back,1st edn(?) (n.d. - circa late 1940s?).[Originally and first published UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,COLLINS,1947. This edn,a COLLINS MYSTERY novel,No. 288c WHITE CIRCLE POCKET NOVEL series.] VG.No owner inscrptn and no printed price removal to cover.Bright,crisp,generally clean,glossy,card covers: green background with b/w author portrait illustrated front cover; black lettering to white circle and the b/w Crime Club logo+price (2/-) to front cover which also has a diagonal,lower corner crease,rear cover lightly grubbed,with a b/w illustrated Cadbury's chocolate advert to it's verso and a jewellery company's b/w+green advert to recto.With negligible shelf-wear, bumping or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present,convex spine/backstrip,so book with slight lean. Top+fore-edges aged/toned with little or no foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no other intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread apart from my own collation.UK,12mo wraps,p/back 1st edn,9-256pp [paginated] includes XII (12) chapters,plus [unpaginated] half-title with list of author's other titles to recto, title page with b/w hooded gunman with gun trademark with blank recto,contents list/table with blank recto,a dedication also with blank recto,a foreword and Cadbury's chocolate advert also with blank recto,at rear of book - as the last page.
An account of twelve cases,featuring Hercule Poirot,with which he intends to close his career as a private detective.
The Labours of Hercules' is a collection of short stories featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and his regular associates,like Chief Inspector Japp. 12 twelve short stories, including 'The Nemean Lion','The Creton Bull','The Capture of Cerberus' and others.
Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific and successful detective writers of her time and in her field,writing 66 detective novels in total.She is best known for her protagonists Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple of that genre.
An uncommon British title featuring Hercule Poirot,surprisingly, from this author,in this series,of the contemporary period.The last of Christie's titles in this series.
Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific crime writers of the 20thC.Ranking as she does,the bestselling classic mystery story novelist of all time,her works rank highly in the most-widely published books in her own,or of any other author or field, barring only the Bible and Shakespeare.Her work consists of 66 detective novels,150 short stories and 19 plays; she is also the writer of the world's longest running play,'The Mousetrap' which has been on stage since 1952.
Since April 2013,again in March 2015, and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template, altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item for correct,insured (where necessary) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!


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E-book exclusive extras:1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on The Labours of Hercules;2) "The Poirots": the complete guide to all the cases of the great Belgian detective.

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja880520
Title
THE LABOURS OF HERCULES.
Author
CHRISTIE**, AGATHA:
Book condition
Used - VG.
Jacket condition
No dw/dj,p/back - as issued.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,12mo wraps,p/back,1st edn
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
LONDON.COLLINS,WHITE CIRCLE POCKET NOVEL.[n.d. - circa late 1940s?]
Keywords
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