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John Lane The Bodley Head, 1921. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original decorative tan cloth, with design and lettering in black, spine edges gently rubbed, the rough-cut pages clean bar a little edge-spotting, one early leaf with very slight edge-wear. Housed in a quarter morocco solander box with gilt spine lettering. Agatha Christie's first book also introduced her famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. She wrote the novel as a result of a challenge to do so by her sister Madge. It appeared first in the US in October 1920, then in the UK in early 1921. The New York Times thought that, even though it was her first published work, 'she betrays the cunning of an old hand'. A very sharp copy, very scarce, and a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Accompanied by a small, folded laid-in sheet of paper signed by the author.

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London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; John Lane Company, New York,, 1921. An uncommonly bright copy of Christie's first novel and Poirot's debut Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles and art nouveau decorations to spine and front cover in black, top edge black. Housed in a custom black morocco solander box with decorative gilt tooling and brown morocco onlay. Slight wear to extremities, small repair to foot of front joint, partial split to rear joint but holding, minor abrasions to covers, faint foxing to endpapers and edges, a very good, remarkably fresh, copy. First UK edition, first impression, of Christie's first novel and Poirot's debut. Inspired by the refugees she saw in Torquay, the poisons she encountered whilst working in a local hospital for the Voluntary Aid Detachment, and "challenged by her sister Madge, Agatha embarked on a detective story" in 1914. "Rejected by two publishers The Mysterious Affair at Styles went on to John Lane at the Bodley Head, who acknowledged its receipt but, for the next ... Read more

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Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1920. First Canadian edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK and first to feature Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot. Issued from sheets of the true first edition (NY; John Lane, 1920) and preceding the London edition (Bodley Head, 1921). We record only one other copy offered for sale and are able to locate only one copy in libraries. Recased with new endpapers added, lettering touched up and cloth coated. Spine a little tanned otherwise near fine. Housed in matching clamshell case lined in silk. Rare. THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF POIROT

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Toronto, ON, Canada: The Ryerson Press, 1920. 1st Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo, The first Canadian Edition which preceded the first UK Edition. Brown cloth boards with green lettering and graphics on spine and top of front board. Top and base of spine shows slight thinning. There are four threads at the top and base of the spine, measuring 1/8 of an inch, which have been broken horizontally and vertically, probably due to shelfwear. The book has had no restoration. Light foxing throughout. Front and rear hinges are tight and intact. No pages torn. Pages 290, 292 and 294 show soft crease folds - the result of page marking. Minor soiling on the front board and spine. Copyright, 1920, by John Lane Company (New York). Author's rare first book which introduced Hercule Poirot. 296 pgs. 1A

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UK: Collins, 1990. 1st Edition 1990. Limited Edition 56/350. Signed by Agatha Christie's daughter to limitation page. These six titles were Agatha Christie's favourite books. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Towards Zero, The Labours of Hercules, Crooked House, Sleeping Murder, A Murder is Announced. Six volumes bound by the publishers in half leather, gilt to page edges and marbled endpapers. A very un-common set. Books are fine. Box slip case very good with a little surface loss to marbled box edge. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 17537. First Edition. Half-Leather. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. 2006. 1st Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. 1579126227 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. ; Hercule Poirot Mysteries; 8.30 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 224 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975. Book Club Edition. Cloth and boards. Fine/Fine. 8vo, black cloth with two-color spine lettering (red author's name & gold titles) over black boards, Mylar-protected red lettered off white dust jacket (unclipped) with Poirot's moustache, [iv] + 377 pages. 2-in-1 volume containing two of Agatha Christie's top stories. Exceptional Condition!

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New York: Avon Book Company / Murder Mystery Monthly 26. Very Good. 1944. First Printing. Paperbound. Digest 158 pages. Nick to spine end, faint small crease to front cover, otherwise very good. .

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New York: Bantam Books, 1983. Volume of the Agatha Christie Mystery Collection. Sharp gilt portrait titles on midnight blue padded leatherette.. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. Octavo.

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NY: Avon Murder Mystery Monthly #26. Very Good-. 1944. First Printing. Paperback. Vintage Digest sized paperback in pictorial wrappers. A Near VG copy with light creasing on the front cover. Spine slightly rolled & has small rub marks at the tips. Otherwise clean, tight copy. ; Digest .

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NY: Dodd, Mead & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. Book Club Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Quarter-bound in publisher's black cloth over black boards, gilt and red lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle. . Former owner's name neatly stamped og ffep, otherwise unmarked, tight, square, and clean. The unclipped dust jacket has only one tiny closed tear, else fine. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . Book Club Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 377 pp .

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  • ISBN: 1858132436 / 9781858132433
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London: Diamond Books, 1993 Four murder mysteries in one volume, 662pp. Some marking and sunning to edges and slightly musty, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor shelfwear to edges, internal spotting and sticky remains of a label, otherwise very good.. First Thus, First Printing. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Avon Murder Mystery Monthly, 1944. 26. good. 1st Avon Murder Mystery Monthly 28 1944 edition paperback good complete solid clean book In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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Bantam, 1983. Reprint. Fine. Blue leatherette. The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection.

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New York: Berkley Books, 1991. 1st Thus . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. To view other titles by this author enter the keywords; XDCX, XJGX, Christie. Buy more than one book and save on shipping.

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England: Pan, 1968. Book. Very good-. Mass Market Paperback. The 1st Poirot case. Spine uncreased, name in ink to opening leaf. PAN X284. Where possible small books will have postage reduced.

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London: Pan, 1975. Very Good. 1975. Paperback. 0330102842 . Pbk ; vg; pages browned and small tear in spine; Poirot's 1st case; Hercule Poirot .

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