MARSH**, NGAIO:: GRAVE MISTAKE.**

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MARSH**, NGAIO: : GRAVE MISTAKE.**

LONDON.WILLIAM COLLINS SONS & CO LTD.,1978.

ISBN 0002312670.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE-/FINE-.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,montage'd colour photographic illustrated front+spine/ backstrip of dw/dj with black lettered author's name and white capitalised title lettering to front panel of dw/dj,colour lettering repeated to a lightly sunned spine/backstrip,a bright,crisp,clean white background with author's contemporary b/w portrait photograph to rear panel of dw/dj; all with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners one tiny snick/closed tear on front's top edge, towards spine/backstrip gutter's fold/ crease - no other nicks,tears or splits present.Top edges bright,clean,with a minimal blemish and no foxing/spotting, fore-edges also bright and clean,also without foxing/spotting; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners pristine,would appear unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and immaculate /clean endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, 12-278pp [paginated] includes IX(9) chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title with story precis and publisher's advert for author's other titles to its verso, title page,a dedication with blank verso, contents list/table with a blank verso,Cast of characters,and to the rear,2pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional for a book of it's age,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the minor exterior faults described that prevent a higher grading.Despite them,it really is an exceptional copy for brightness and cleanliness. Ngaio Marsh's thirtieth (of 33) novel to feature Roderick Alleyn. Policeman hero of Chief Inspector (later Chief Superintendent - as in this novel) of the C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Department),Scotland Yard, Metropolitan Police (London). The plot concerns the supposed suicide of a wealthy widow in a chic rest spa,and involves a rare,and famous,postage stamp. Set in and around the fictional village of Upper Quintern in England's Weald of Kent, it is the last of Marsh's cosy English village mysteries. With two husbands dead,a daughter marrying the wrong man and a debilitating disease,it is no wonder that Sybil Foster took her own life.But Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn doesn't believe she was the type to kill herself - and he thinks someone else has made a very grave mistake. New Zealand-born author,considered along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers one of the four Queens of Crime,during the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction'. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included.Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Not SIGNED.

MARSH**, NGAIO: : GRAVE MISTAKE.** is listed for sale on Bibliophile Bookbase by R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

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MARSH**, NGAIO: : GRAVE MISTAKE.**

LONDON.WILLIAM COLLINS SONS & CO LTD.,1978.

ISBN 0002312670.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE-/FINE-.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,montage'd colour photographic illustrated front+spine/ backstrip of dw/dj,with black lettered author's name and white capitalised title lettering to front panel of dw/dj,colour lettering repeated to a VERY lightly sunned spine/backstrip,a bright,crisp,clean,white background with author's contemporary b/w portrait photograph to rear panel of dw/dj; all with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners one tiny snick/closed tear on front's lower edge, towards bottom corner's fore-edge tip - no other nicks,tears or splits present.Top edges bright,clean,with a minimal blemish and no foxing/spotting,fore-edges also bright and clean,also without foxing/spotting But some minimal thumbing(?); contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners pristine, would appear carefully read,if at all,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and immaculate/clean endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,12-278pp [paginated] includes IX(9) chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title with story precis and publisher's advert for author's other titles to its verso, title page,a dedication with blank verso, contents list/table with a blank verso,Cast of characters,and to the rear,2pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional for a book of it's age,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the very minor exterior faults described that prevent a higher grading.Despite them,it really is an exceptional copy for brightness and cleanliness. Ngaio Marsh's thirtieth (of 33) novel to feature Roderick Alleyn. Policeman hero of Chief Inspector (later Chief Superintendent - as in this novel) of the C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Department),Scotland Yard, Metropolitan Police (London). The plot concerns the supposed suicide of a wealthy widow in a chic rest spa,and involves a rare,and famous,postage stamp. Set in and around the fictional village of Upper Quintern in England's Weald of Kent, it is the last of Marsh's cosy English village mysteries. With two husbands dead,a daughter marrying the wrong man and a debilitating disease,it is no wonder that Sybil Foster took her own life.But Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn doesn't believe she was the type to kill herself - and he thinks someone else has made a very grave mistake. New Zealand-born author,considered along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers one of the four Queens of Crime,during the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction'. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included.Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Not SIGNED.

MARSH**, NGAIO: : GRAVE MISTAKE.** is listed for sale on Bibliophile Bookbase by R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

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MARSH**, NGAIO: : GRAVE MISTAKE.**

LONDON.WILLIAM COLLINS SONS & CO LTD.,1978.

ISBN 0002312670.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG/VG.No owner inscrptn but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean, glossy,montage'd colour photographic illustrated front+spine/backstrip of dw/dj with author's black-lettered name and white capitalised title lettering to front panel of dw/dj,colour lettering repeated to a lightly sunned spine/backstrip,a bright,crisp,clean white background with author's contemporary b/w portrait photograph to rear panel of dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners.Minimal chipping with reciprocal paper loss to both head+foot of spine/backstrip,a small closed tear at head of front spine/backstrip's gutter's fold/crease,an approx. 1" inverted triangular loss to rear's top edge in the vicinity of the rear,head of spine/ backstrip's gutter's fold/crease and all corner tips minisculely rubbed with reciprocal paper loss but no other nicks,tears or splits present.Top edges lightly toned but reasonably bright and clean,without foxing/spotting,fore-edges although lightly toned have random, sporadic,indeterminate dark splash stains with some bleeding through to internal edges of front free endpaper+half-title and rear free endpapers particularly.Contents generally bright and tight,solid and sound no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners near pristine,would appear unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and immaculate/clean endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,12-278pp [paginated] includes IX(9) chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title with story precis and publisher's advert for author's other titles to its verso,title page,a dedication with blank verso,a contents list/table with a blank verso,a Cast of characters,and to the rear,2pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable, and even internally,the book is also in an acceptable condition.It is only the exterior faults described that prevent a better grading. Described hard but fairly and honestly - hence priced accordingly. Ngaio Marsh's thirtieth (of 33) novel to feature Roderick Alleyn. Policeman hero of Chief Inspector (later Chief Superintendent - as in this novel) of the C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Department),Scotland Yard, Metropolitan Police (London). The plot concerns the supposed suicide of a wealthy widow in a chic rest spa,and involves a rare,and famous,postage stamp. Set in and around the fictional village of Upper Quintern in England's Weald of Kent,it is the last of Marsh's cosy English village mysteries. With two husbands dead,a daughter marrying the wrong man and a debilitating disease,it is no wonder that Sybil Foster took her own life.But Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn doesn't believe she was the type to kill herself - and he thinks someone else has made a very grave mistake. New Zealand-born author,considered along with Agatha Christie,Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers,one of the four Queens of Crime,during the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction'. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Not SIGNED.

MARSH**, NGAIO: : GRAVE MISTAKE.** is listed for sale on Bibliophile Bookbase by R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

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