1933 The Hound of Death and Other Stories
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
This is a collection of twelve short stories, including 'The Witness for the Prosecution' published in book form for the first time. It was not available for purchase, but using coupons from weekly magazine 'The Passing Show' and seven shillings. It appeared for sale published by Collins Crime Club in 1936.
One of the most renowned crime writers of all time, Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was the author of some sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections. The majority of her works followed the well-loved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot or spinster sleuth Miss Marple.
From the library of Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie, an English socialite and the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII. She was featured by Cecil Beaton in 'The Book of Beauty'. Amongst her circle were Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Coco Chanel, Salvador Dali, Winston and Clementine Churchill and Nancy Mitford.
The first edition, first impression, printed by Odhams Press and predating the Collins edition by three years.
In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally very smart; spine is slightly faded with slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the odd spot. Foredge is a little spotted.
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