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Introduced by Alexander McCall Smith. Illustrated by Finn Campbell-Notman. Pp. xvi+254, coloured frontispiece and 7 plates (one double page); pictorial papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; within brown card slipcase; The Folio Society, London, 2013. First edition thus. *From the library of Sydney bibliophile David Levine, with his Folio Society...
A melodrama. Pp. 240; tiny surface chip to bottom edge of upper board near fore-corner; price-clipped dust wrapper, faintly scuffed, edges slightly rubbed and split; free endpapers faintly offset, minor production fault (ink stain) to bottom margin p. 231, edges of leaves lightly foxed; Hutchinson, London, 1980. First edition.
Pp. 160(last blank), appendices, reference guide; black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper board decorated with a 'bullet hole' design in blind, the boards a trifle sprung; dust wrapper, edges a trifle rubbed, the backstrip slightly silverfished; bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown and bookplate on upper free endpaper;...
Pp. [iv]+252; dust wrapper, designed by Lacey Everett, slightly soiled and rubbed, edges lightly split; a little light foxing; Macmillan, Melbourne, 1963. First Australian edition. *Loder p. 7. Author's first novel, published in London with simultaneous London and Melbourne/Sydney imprints. With publisher's review slip loosely inserted.
Pp. [vi]+210; boards a trifle canted, edges slightly bruised; dust wrapper, lightly foxed and soiled, edges slightly rubbed and chipped; bottom fore-corner of a couple of leaves faintly creased, edges lightly foxed; Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1968. *Asimov's first full-length detective story, originally published in 1958 as The Death Dealers.
Pp. 224(last blank); boards a trifle canted, the top fore-corners faintly bruised; price-clipped dust wrapper, slightly soiled, edges rubbed and chipped; bottom fore-corners of last couple of leaves slightly creased, a little light foxing; Longmans, Green, London, 1958. First edition. Loder 11; Hubin p. 52. Author's third book.