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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : SAD CYPRESS.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : SAD CYPRESS.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1940). First edition. A young and beautiful woman on trial for an open-and-shut case of murder – Poirot sits in court.
Crown 8vo (182 x 118mm). 252,[iv]pp. Bound in a smart recent half burgundy calf, banded and gilt; a few slight spots, but a very good copy in a pleasant binding.

£400

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : DEATH COMES AS THE END.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : DEATH COMES AS THE END.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, [1950]. First British paperback edition. A Christie curiosity, a detective story set in ancient Egypt. First published in the UK in 1945 and here in the attractive Collins “White Circle” format.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 160pp. Original wrappers; a few very minor signs of age and use, text lightly tanned, but a very good copy.

£20

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1951). First edition. A foray into the spy thriller genre – secret summit of the super-powers, etc. “The usual spirited young creature is Victoria Jones, a London typist with a gift of mimicry and genius for telling lies” (Illustrated London News, 28th April 1951).
Crown 8vo (20cm). 256pp. Original orange-red cloth, blocked and lettered in black; a very good copy indeed in the dust-jacket – a typographic design in green and red on cream – just faintly rubbed, with a single short tear to back panel, but also very good.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING AND A SELECTION OF ENTRÉES.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING AND A SELECTION OF ENTRÉES.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1960). First edition. Six short stories – five featuring Hercule Poirot and one Miss Marple.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (256)pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in black; a few edge-spots; endpapers lightly tanned, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket a little used and lightly sunned, with a few short nicks, but complete and attractive still.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT : AN EXTRAVAGANZA.

CHRISTIE, Agatha (Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa), 1890-1976 : PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT : AN EXTRAVAGANZA.

London : Collins (The Crime Club), (1970). First edition. A young woman strikes up a conversation with a British diplomat in the Transit Lounge at Frankfurt – leading to a maze of conspiracy, plotting and danger.
Post 8vo (21cm). 256pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; mild spotting of edges, but a very good and bright copy in the dust-jacket – just faintly sunned, but fresh, bright and unworn.

£40

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