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|The Alchemy Murder - Peter Oldfield
1929 UK hardback first edition, first imperssion published by Constable in London
A VG+ book in 7/6 dust jacket
The book is a nice example, clean boards and tect block
No owner names or stamps - very solid
The wrapper is priced 7/6 on the spine as called for, the inside flap is blank but clipped
There is some loss around the spine ends and some edge wear, still looka atractive
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Absolutely outstanding artwork by J. Abbey and a very rare book let alone in a 7/6 jacket
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THE BODY IN THE SLEEPING-CAR
WHILE Philip Trevanion was still awaiting the order to enter the sleeping-car where his alleged victim was lying, the morning express from Dijon roared into the station and three men who descended from it came with the station-master along the line towards him and his guards. The commissaire clambered down from the carriage and hurried with obsequious gestures to greet the newcomers, while Trevanion's two guards stood smartly to attention.
The leader of the three men was a little fellow with bright, black eyes and black, bristling hair. He was none other, the Englishman gathered from his guards' excited whispers, than PreVost, the great detective from Paris. With him was a high official of the railway company in a rather antiquated frock coat, and the third man, if one could judge by his black handbag, was a doctor.
" Is that the prisoner? " asked Prevost, as he walked past, and Lenoir, the commissaire of police, nodded proudly.
The detective stared hard at Trevanion for a moment and then asked the station-master, who stood deferentially in the background, " Have you a waiting-room ? Could this man be sent to it ? "
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