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MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982  & JELLETT, Henry, 1872-1948 : THE NURSING-HOME MURDER.

MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982 & JELLETT, Henry, 1872-1948 : THE NURSING-HOME MURDER.

London : Geoffrey Bles, (1935). First edition : in the secondary binding, lettered in black. An early Ngaio Marsh murder mystery that opens at 10 Downing Street - Inspector Alleyn, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 286,[ii]pp. Original red-pink cloth, blocked and lettered in black; a little sunned; faint crease to upper cover; some spotting, mainly of edges and endpapers; crossed-through ownership inscription; a good and sound copy of a scarce book. Barzun & Taylor 2434. Hubin p.275.

£100

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MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982 : SURFEIT OF LAMPREYS [DEATH OF A PEER].

MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982 : SURFEIT OF LAMPREYS [DEATH OF A PEER].

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1941). First British edition. Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn, Detective-Inspector Fox and the Lampreys. First published in the USA as “Death of a Peer”. “Her writing is as good as any to be found in crime fiction” (H. R. F. Keating, nominating the book as among the hundred best in all crime and mystery fiction).
Crown 8vo (179 x 117mm). 316,[iv]pp. Bound in an elegant recent full burgundy morocco; black labels; marbled endpapers; sprinkled edges; a few slight spots, but a very good copy.

£200

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MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982 : A PLAY TOWARD : A NOTE ON PLAY PRODUCTION.

MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982 : A PLAY TOWARD : A NOTE ON PLAY PRODUCTION.

Christchurch : Caxton Press, 1946. First edition. Notes on fifteen years of producing plays.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (32)pp. Original pale grey stapled wrappers, lettered in blue and black; wrappers a little damp-stained, particularly on lower wrapper; staples slightly rusted, but a good and serviceable copy of a scarce item. Ownership inscription on upper wrapper.

£15

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MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982 : LIGHT THICKENS.

MARSH, Ngaio (Dame Edith Ngaio), 1895-1982 : LIGHT THICKENS.

London : William Collins Sons & Co. (The Crime Club), (1982). First edition. Her last novel - Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn and Detective Inspector Fox in theatreland - and the Scottish play.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (252),[ii]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; text lightly browned, but a very good copy in the original Colin Thomas dust-jacket - slightly creased on lower panel but also very good.

£20

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