By John Creasey
London   John Long; Stanley Paul; Hodder and Stoughton
8" by 6" 172; 240; 208; 191; 224; 222 [1]; 767; 188 [2]pp
A thrilling collection of eight works by John Creasey, with novels from a number of his many series present here.
By John Creasey

1945-1967 Eight Works by John Creasey

London   John Long; Stanley Paul; Hodder and Stoughton
8" by 6" 172; 240; 208; 191; 224; 222 [1]; 767; 188 [2]pp
A thrilling collection of eight works by John Creasey, with novels from a number of his many series present here.
£345.00
: 4kgs / : 873F4

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

John Creasey was an English crime writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms.

The first work present here is the scarce 1944 first edition of 'Dark Peril', in the very scarce publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper. This is one of the authors Department Z novels.

The second work is the very scarce first edition of the 1945 novel 'Death in the Rising Sun', in the publisher's clipped dust wrapper, retaining the price. A Dr. Palfrey novel.

The 1947 'Cheap Edition' of 'The League of Dark Men', published in the same year as the first edition. In price clipped dust wrapper. A Department Z novel.

The 1954 first edition, first impression of 'A Kind of Prisoner', in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper. The twenty-ninth Department Z novel.

The 1954 first edition, first impression of 'The Touch of Death', in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper. The seventeenth Dr. Palfrey novel.

The 1954 first edition, first impression of 'The Mists of Fear', in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper. The eighteenth Dr. Palfrey novel.

The 1955 first edition thus of the anthology 'Four of the Best', containing tales from Creasey's Palfrey, Department Z, Inspector West and The Toff series. In the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper.

The 1967 first edition, first impression of 'The Famine', in the publisher's original unclipped dust wrapper. A Dr. Palfrey novel.

With a former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper of 'Dark Peril'.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth bindings, with original dust wrappers. With three dust wrappers clipped, five unclipped. Light bumping to back strip heads and tails of earliest four volumes, otherwise externally excellent. Inscription to 'Dark Peril' front free endpaper. Peril, Rising Sun, Four, and Famine dust wrappers age toned to back strips, with chipping to heads of five dust wrappers. Rubbing to paper at tail of Rising Sun dust wrapper. Tape repair and stamped date to the reverse of Prisoner dust wrapper, at back strip head. Tape repairs to the head and tail of the back strip and rear wrap of Touch of Death, with further tape repairs and tide marks to dust wrapper reverse. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Very Good Indeed

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