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There Are 13 - Francis Beeding
1946 UK hardback first edition, first impression, published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
Tightly bound and square, clean and bright cloth, no names or stamps etc.
The jacket is unclipped, artwork by Bip Pares, light age tan and edgewear, tiny chip to spine bottom

A nice sold copy
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Death Walks in Eastrepps - Francis Beeding
1931 USA hardback "first edition" published by The Mystery League in America
One of the all time great titles of the Golden Age of Crime Fiction
A VG book in poor dust jacket
No names or stamps etc, a solid book, some age tanning etc
Tightly bound and square, a solid book
The dustwrapper is not priced, or clipped,has loss to front panel and spine, worn, torn and repaired to rear
Now safe in removable film cover, a solid book in poor jacket.

This edition is perhaps the only realistic chance of a copy in jacket, the UK first in jacket is, well . . .
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Murder Intended - with unique extra ! - Francis Beeding
1932 British hardcover first edition, first impression, published by Hodder in London
Comes with an original partial jacket, front panel and spine, from Hodders own archive - their file copy of the jacket !
A VG indeed book lacking the dust jacket in was published with
Tightly bound and square, clean and tight, a few mottling marks to spine, as seen so often with Hodder cloth

A rare book indeed and with this original Hodder archive partial jacket - absolutely unique and looks wonderful on the shelf
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The Black Arrows - Francis Beeding
1938 UK hardback "first edition" published by Hodder & Stoughton in London
The book is in the "ex libris" binding, slightly cut down in height
A VG book in 1st issue 7/6 unclipped dust jacket
No names or stamps etc, this is not a former public library copy
Tightly bound and square, a solid book
The dustwrapper is slightly shorter in height to match the binding.
A bit of edge wear and shallow chipping and tan as it's th enotoriously fragile 'tracing paper' type jacket

A rare chance to get a very scarce book in jacket at a reasonable price
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There Are Thirteen - Francis Beeding
1946 British hardcover second edition, H&S, London
A good only book sadly lacking its dust jacket
Ex boots library with library binding, no stamps or missing endpapers etc
Tightly bound and square
A solid readers copy
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The Norwich Victims - Francis Beeding
1950 UK hardback later edition, Hodder & Stoughton, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
Name and address inscription to endpaper
Tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The dustwrapper has a little shelf wear rubbing to edges
A classic tale steeped in the classic crime genre for one of its best authors, An Inspector George Martin mystery
A nice copy with great cover artwork, scarce in jacket
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The House of Dr Edwardes - Francis Beeding
1928 American hardcover 4th edition, Little Brown, New York
A VG book sadly lacking its dust jacket
Inscription to endpaper
Tightly bound and square
The basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film Spellbound
A solid period reading copy (1 month after the 1st ed') and a scarce title
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He could Not Have Slipped - Francis Beeding
1939 English hardback first edition, Hodder & Stoughton, London
A good only book sadly lacking dust jacket
Ex boots lending library, but no stamps or missing endpapers etc
Tightly bound and square, cloth is worn and rubbed
A copy more suited to reading than collecting
A scarce book
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Death Walks in Eastrepps - A Special Copy - Francis Beeding
1931 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder in London
Any copy of Eastrepps is special but this comes with the archival front panel of the dust jacket from Hodder's own archive!
A near VG book with first issue map illustrated endpapers
Tow small neat initials to endpaper with date "3.3.31" no other names or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square, slight cloth ripplie to spine area and a little age tanning
The dustwrapper panel feature woonderful artwork and is from the publishers own archive

A true classic in the genre with with the front panel unique
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Eleven Were Brave - Amazing Copy ! - Francis Beeding
1940 UK hardback first edition, first impression, published by Hodder in London
Triple signed + letter !
There is a very interesting typed letter, hand signed by Saunders, tipped onto front pastedown, the size and phrasing etc suggest this was done by Saunders himself.
On the endpaper there is then a dedication to the addressee of the letter, signed by Saunders, then signed by John Palmer, then signed 'Francis Beeding' and dated on publication November 1940
It's not going to get much better than that!
Ist issue book in blue cloth and 1st issue dust jacket at 8/3 as called for - a 'fat format' book
Tightly bound and square, bump to top edge and bottom edge, a few mottling marks to spine, as seen so often with Hodder cloth
The jacket is unclipped, artwork by Bip Pares, closed tear and crease to front panel, light shelf wear - no real loss

A book that's already rare in jacket but this copy . . . an absolute bargain!
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Synopsis
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