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The Mysterious Affair At Styles

The Mysterious Affair At Styles

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The Mysterious Affair At Styles

by Christie, Agatha

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The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Bodley Head Half-Crown Edition) Made and printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner, Ltd., Frome and London. THE FIRST HERCULE POIROT TITLE EVER WRITTEN BY CHRISTIE. Used. Good / New fax candlestick motif dust jacket. Hardcover. BOARDS ARE VERY CLEAN. NO CORNER BUMPS. Mandarin Orange cloth boards with black and green stripes on front cover. Black Titling. States Bodley Head on spine. Spine may be slightly sunned. Pages fairly bright. Foxing noted. chiefly at title page and verso. Please see our photos. Apparently quite rare in this edition. Will ship from Oregon

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The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Bodley Head Half-Crown Edition) Made and printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner, Ltd., Frome and London. THE FIRST HERCULE POIROT TITLE EVER WRITTEN BY CHRISTIE. Used. Good / New. Hardcover. BOARDS ARE VERY CLEAN. NO CORNER BUMPS. Mandarin Orange cloth boards with black and green stripes on front cover. Black Titling. States Bodley Head on spine. Spine may be slightly sunned. Dust jacket not original to this Bodley Head Half Crown Edition. Instead, it's the (fax) candlestick cover art from the First Edition, that was published in 1920, but specially sized by supplier to fit this volume, since they do not stock jackets for this B.H. Printing. Pages fairly bright. Foxing noted chiefly at title page and verso. Please see our photos.

Synopsis

Written in 1916, during World War I, The Mysterious Affair at Styles is Agatha Christie’s first published novel. The story introduces the author’s world-famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, as well as Lieutenant (later Captain) Hastings and Inspector (later Chief Inspector) Japp. The mystery begins with Poirot settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is killed, Poirot must apply his detective skills to solve the mystery based on a few seemingly random clues. The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
401ChristieStylesFax
Title
The Mysterious Affair At Styles
Author
Christie, Agatha
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
New
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Half-Crown Edition
Publisher
The Bodley Head
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1935
Pages
296
Size
5 X 7 1/2
Weight
0.00
Keywords
Agatha Christie, Mystery, Detective Club, Roger Ackroyd, First Edition, Rare, Half-Crown Edition
Bookseller catalogs
For Sale; Mystery; Books Into Film; Performing Arts; Anglophilia; Agatha Christie; women's Studies; PSYCHOLOGY; Law; Justice; Dust Jacket; Detective Fiction; Hercule Poirot; 20th Century Literature;

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Sunned
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New
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