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Four special books signed and inscribed by the author to a friend with extremely interesting inscriptions

The Immaterial Murder Case - SIGNED - Julian Symons
1945 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Gollancz, London
Signed and inscribed on the endpaper, dated 1983, by the author . . .
This unhappy crime story won't ever again be reprinted. For Ronald . . . Julian Symons
A VG++ book in 7/6 1st issue dust wrapper
The book is clean and tight
The jacket shows no loss or tears

The authors first novel, a unique and special copy, also the nicest copy I've seen
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A Man Called Jones - SIGNED - Julian Symons
1947 British hardback first edition, first impression published in London by Gollancz
Signed and inscribed on the endpaper, dated 1983, by the author . . .
Second book less disastrous than the first but it still leaves me unhappy . .. Julian Symons
A VG++ book in VG unclipped Jacket
The book is clean and solid, nice example
The jacket shows bit of wear to spine ends and the usual Gollancz ageing

A nice example of the author's second book and a great association copy
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The 31st of February - SIGNED - Julian Symons
1950 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Gollancz, London
Signed and inscribed on the endpaper, dated 1983, by the author . . .
Based on a career in advertising 1944-7 the first piece of fiction I'm prepared to acknowledge. For Ronald . . . Julian Symons
A VG++ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book is solid and square, light edge tan
The jacket shows only minor edge wear and a couple of marks

The authors fourth novel and a special example
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The Narrowing Circle - SIGNED - Julian Symons
1954 British hardback first edition, first impression published in London by Gollancz
Signed and inscribed on the endpaper, dated 1983, by the author . . .
Ronald from Julian - Not so bad !
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped Jacket
A tidy book, clean boards and content
The jacket has no loss just the usual Gollancz ageing

A nice example of the author's sixth book and a great association copy
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Bloody Murder - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - Julian Symons
1972 British hardback first edition, 1st impression published by Faber in London
Signed and inscribed to an "Old Pal" on the endpaper with mention of the "Carr Society"
A near fine book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
No other names inscriptions or stamps, tight and square
The jacket has a little shelf wear
An important reference book for and collector or reader of the mystery book genre
A rare book signed, especially so being a close association copy
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Death's darkest Face - Julian Symons
1990 USA hardback first edition, first impression, Viking, New York
A fine unread book in fine unclipped Jacket ($17.95
The book is clean and tight with some publishers review material laid loosely inside
The jacket shows no loss or tears
A nice clean copy and superior in productiuon to the UK 1st
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The Criminal Comedy of the Contented Couple
1985 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macmillan, London
A fine unread book in fine unclipped dust wrapper
No names inscriptions or stamps etc
A stunning 'as new' copy
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The Immaterial Murder Case - SIGNED - Julian Symons
1945 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Gollancz, London
A VG+ book in 7/6 1st issue dust wrapper
Signed and inscribed on the endpaper by the author
The book is clean and tight
The jacket shows some edge wear and minor tape mark to spine bottom
The authors first novel and very rare signed
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The End of Solomon Grundy - SIGNED - Julian Symons
1964 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
Signed on the endpaper by the author
No names inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows minor wear to extremities
A rare book signed
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Bland Beginning - Julian Symons
1949 UK hardback first edition, 1st impression, Victor Gollancz, London
A VG book unfortunately sans dust jacket
No names inscriptions or stamps, tight and square
The authors scarce third book
A little light edge wear but a solid copy of a hard to find title
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Brief Biography
SYMONS, Julian (Gustave). British. Born in London, 30 May 1912. Educated in various state schools. Married Kathleen Clark in 1941; one son and one daughter (deceased). Has worked as a shorthand typist, secretary for an engineering company, and advertising copywriter. Founding Editor, Twentieth Century Verse, London, 1937-39; Reviewer, Manchester Evening News, 1947-56; Editor, Penguin Mystery Series, 1974-77. Since 1958, Reviewer for the Sunday. Times, London. Visiting Professor. Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1975-76. Co-Founder, 1953. and Chairman. 1958-59, Crime Writers Association; Chairman. Committee of Management. Society of Authors.! 969-71; Member of the Council. Westfield College, University of London. 1972-75. Since 1976, President, Detection Club. Recipient: Crime Writers Association Award. 1957, 1966; Mystery Writers of America Ed gar Allan Poe Award, 1961.1973. and Grand Master Award, 1982; Swedish Academy of Detection Grand Master Diploma, 1977. Fellow. Royal Society of Literature, 1975.

Julian Symons - The Characters
Francis Quarles
Large, slightly dandyish and deceptively languorous, Francis Quarles sets up practice as a private detective shortly after World War II.

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