The United States publications were the first and only publication of this anthology. The title story later appeared in a 1960 collection'The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding'. Although published by Walter J Black, this copy has Dodd Mead and Co to the spine of the dustwrapper as called for. With the original unclipped dustwrapper in a lovely condition.This collection contains 9 stories all featuring Hercule Poirot. The stories had all previously appeared in British and American Magazines during the early 1920s. An uncommon Agatha Christie work, particularly when signed by Agatha Christie. In the publisher's original cloth binding.
With original dustwrapper which is unclipped. Externally, very smart with minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is smart with a few small chips to the head and tail of spine.Spots internally to the wrap. Authentication stamp from'Autografica' to the verso of half-title. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Near Fine Very Good Indeed.
Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will.
Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults.
Leaving a compromised copy even after repair. Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them. Major defects will be described. Please ask for details and conditions.Please note we cannot accept USD cheques. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "the-mad-librarian" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.