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Sky-Rocket - Mary Fitt
1938 UK hardcover first edition published in London by Nicholson and Watson
A Very Good book variant red cloth
The book is tight and solid, a bit of light scattered tanning
No names or stamps etc
We are including, free of charge, a PHOTOCOPY of a 7/6 dust jacket

A solid copy of a very scare title and a bargain
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Sweet Posion - Mary Fitt
1956 English hardcover first edition, 1st impression published by Macdonald in London
A VG+ book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square, light occasional tan
The jacket shows only light wear to spine ends, partciularly clean and bright

A nice copy and very scarce
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An Ill Wind - Mary Fitt
1951 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macdonald, London
A VG indeed book in VG unclipped dustwrapper
The book has an inscription to title page
Tightly bound and square, light tanning to edges
The dustwrapper has minro shelf wear to extremities, a few marks to rear panel
A Superintendent Mallett and Dr Fitzbrown mystery

A solid tidy example, great artwork by Broom Lynne and a rare book
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The Late Uncle Max - Mary Fitt
1957 English hardcover first edition, 1st impression, Macdonald, London
A near fine book in VG+ price clipped dust jacket
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square, clean and bright
The jacket shows only wear to one foredge corner
Otherwise no loss or tears, very bright
A mystery set against a background of archaeology

A very clean copy of a rare title in wrapper
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A Fine and Private Place - Mary Fitt
1947 English hardcover first edition, 1st impression, Macdonald, London
A VG book with unclipped dust jacket
The book has no inscription to endpaper, tight and square
The jacket shows loss to front panel, spine end and rear panel corner
Shame about the loss to jacket, otherwise nice copy

A bargain!
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Death and Mary Dazill
1949 UK Penguin paperback later edition
A solid copy, still tightly bound
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
A little light age tanning, odd rub and mark to covers

What this Book is About
Following the loss of his spouse, Ralph de Boulter comes back to Britain, a stranger to his child, a genius but eccentric young man up at Oxford.

A nice solid period copy of an uncommon title
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Death and the Bright Day - Mary Fitt
1948 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macdonald, London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no names etc.
Tight spine, a solid tidy book
The dust jacket has only very light rubs to edges - very clean and bright

A very nice copy of a book that is very rare in a nice jacket
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Three Sisters Flew Home - Mary Fitt
1953 UK Penguin paperback first edition, first impression, London
A solid book
The book has a bit of edge wear, small name to cover
Tightly bound

A solid period readers copy
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A Fine and Private Place - Mary Fitt
1947 UK hardcover first edition, 1st impression, Macdonald, London
A good only book sadly sans dust jacket
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps, pen line to bottom edge
Tightly bound and square, some wear and marks to boards
A clever and very much different novel

A clean solid reading copy
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Mizmaze
1961 British Penguin paperback first edition London
A solid tight example
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound covers a little marked, paper slightly tanned

A Superintendent Mallet mystery
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Clues to Christabel
1952 UK Pan paperback first edition - London
A solid tight copy
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps,a little paper tanning
Lovely cover artwork

A clean solid reading copy
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Death and the Pleasant Voices
1946 USA first edition, Putnam, New York
A VG+ book in VG indeed jacket, unclipped at$2.50
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows some wear to edges, attractive cover artwork
Tightly bound and square, clean tidy covers
Jack Seaborne, a young medical student, starts his holiday driving in a violent storm. After car trouble he ends up struggling through the rain and countryside until he finally comes across an imposing country mansion. He is shown in and amazingly a family gathering seems to be expecting him!

A great title and a clean copy
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Murder Mars the Tour - Mary Fitt
1936 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Nicholson & Watson, London
A VG+ book in VG+ price clipped dustwrapper
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square
Slight fading to spine and a couple of mminor marks to cloth
The dustwrapper has a very shallow (2or3mm) sliver missing to bottom of rear panel
Closed tear the length of spine crease, neatly repaired internally, no immediately apparant
Otherwise lovely and clean, the jacket has been stored away from the book hence its clean condition
A classic and important title with stunning jacket artwork by Hastain

An exceptionally rare book, and priced well below its true value
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Requiem for Robert
1948 British Penguin paperback first edition London
A solid tight reading copy
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound covers a little marked, paper slightly tanned

A Superintendent Mallet mystery
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Clues to Christabel
1946 UK hardback THIRD impression, Michael Joseph, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
Slight fading to spine and a cuple of mminor marks to cloth
The dustwrapper shows some wear to edges
Dr George Cardew walked out to the veranda, where Dr Fitzbrown and Superintendent Mallett were sitiing drinking whisky!

A nice clean copy and the same format as the first edition
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Death and the Shortest Day - Mary Fitt
1952 English hardcover first edition, first impression published by Macdonald in London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
The book has no previous owner names or stamps.
Square spine, tight binding, clean cloth
The dust jacket has no loss or tears - very clean and bright

A rare book in jacket but in this lovely condition especially so !
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Requiem for Robert - Mary Fitt
1942 English hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published by Michael Joseph in London
A VG (mysterious annotation to first page) book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
The book has some letters and numbers to the top of the first page nut no names, inscriptions or stamps
Tightly bound and square, light occasional tan
The jacket has no loss, minor edge wear, nice and bright

A very scarce book, especially so in jacket and well below market value
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Death and the Pleasant Voices - Mary Fitt
1946 English hardcover first edition, first impression published by Michael Joseph in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no previous owner names or stamps.
Square spine, tight binding, clean cloth
The dust jacket has some tape repairs to rear, one of which has tanned the spine

An uncommon book and a bargain
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The Man Who Shot Birds - SIGNED - Mary Fitt
1954 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Michael Joseph in London
Signed, inscibed and dated 8.3.54 by Mary Fitt on the front endpaper
A VG++ (prodcution flaw to half title) book in VG+ price clipped dust jacket
Given the date and the presentation inscription one images Mary Fitt herself clipped this jacket !
The book has no previous owner names or stamps.
Clean text block, a nice solid copy
The dust jacket has no loss or tears, light stain to rear panel, otherwise lovely and bright
Superb artwork by Broom Lynne

A very rare signature in an already rare book !
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The Banquet Ceases - SIGNED - Mary Fitt
1949 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Michael Joseph in London
Initialled, inscibed and dated 17.2.49 by the author on the front endpaper
"**** from M.F. 17.2.49"
A VG indeed book in unclipped dustwrapper
A solid and tight book, clean covers, light edge tan
Other than the inscription, no names or stamps
The dust jacket has chips to spine ends and a bit of light edge wear, still clean and tidy
Superb artwork by Broom Lynne which includes the wonderful illustrated 'other titles' back panel

A very rare signature !
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Gown and Shroud - Kathleen Freeman aka Mary Fitt
1947 British hardcover first edition, first impression published by Macdonald in London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
The book has no owner names or stamps in
Tightbinding, square spine, light scattered tan to edges
The dustwrapper has only light wear to edges,clean and tidy with great artwork by Stein

A nice copy and very scarce
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Love from Elizabeth - Mary Fitt
1954 UK hardcover first edition, first impression publisher Michael Joseph
A Very Good book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book is tight and solid, no owner names, some light edge spotting and light bump to board
The dust jacket has shallow wear to spine ends and light shelf rubs
Cracking artwork by the ever reliable Broom Lynne

Overall a solid example !
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Brief Biography
Mary Fitt is the pseudonym for Kathleen Freeman who was born 22 June 1897 in England and died in 1959. She was a distinguished Greek scholar and prolific writer with three pseudonyms.

Series Characters
Superintendent Mallet
A shrewd and practical Scott that appears in nine of her books

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