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The Three Taps ~ Ronald A Knox
1927 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Methuen London
A near VG book with LATER ISSUE dust jacket
The book has small neat name to half-title, first issue gilt titles to spine, blind stamped to front board
Tightly bound and square, occasional foxing, a little "tired" but still solid
The (supplied) later issue 2/6 dust jacket is in superb condition, stunning given it's age (c1929 I'd guess)
A very rare opportunity to acquire this stunning Frank Marston dust jacket

A solid copy, shows its age a little but looks very nice shelved
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Still Dead by Ronald Knox
1934 UK hardbackback 1st edition, 1st impression published in London by Hodder & Stoughton
A VG+ book in RESTORED 7/6 dust jacket
The book is 1st issue with map illustrated front endpaper with no names or inscriptions etc
Tightly bound and square, a few light spots, very light
The 1st issue 7/6 jacket has had some very light and shallow restoration to top of spine
Very shallow to bottom of spine, 10mm or so to top, clips the 'S' - light tan to rear panel
Done by a professional and very nicely executed.
Stunning Art Deco inspired artwork by Bip Pares who also illustared the endpaper,pastedown and title page
A classic Golden Age mystey which is actually ahead of its time in terms of plot line really

A nice and attractive copy, also a bargain, though I say so myself of course
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Double Cross Purposes Written By Ronald A Knox
1938 UK hardback later edition, Hodder & Stoughton, London
A near VG book sadly without dust jacket
The book has boarding school inscription and number to endpaper, but no stamps etc
Tightly bound and square, light occasional spotting
A classic Golden Age English mystery story

A solid copy but more for the reader than collector
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Still Dead
1952 UK Pan paperback 1st edition, London
A VG book with clean covers and contents, small pull to frint cover
No names or inscriptions etc
Tightly bound and square
A mystery set in Scotland
A solid copy
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The Three Taps - Ronald Knox
1960 English Penguin paperback first edition, London
A VG book with clean covers and contents
No names etc
Tightly bound and square, couple of marks to covers
Miles Bredon and the police look into the death of someone who was heavily insured
A solid copy
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The Footsteps at the Lock - Ronald Knox
1964 UK Penguin paperback edition, London
A VG book with clean covers and contents
No names or inscriptions etc
Tightly bound and square
Miles Bredon, the detctive from The Three Taps, looks into a mysterious disappearance
A solid copy
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The Viaduct Murder ~ The Author's First Crime Fiction Book ~ Ronald A Knox
1925 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Methuen London
A near VG book sadly without dust jacket
The book has small neat name to front pastedown, first issue gilt titles to spine, blind stamped to front board
Tightly bound and square, occasional foxing
We are supplying, free of charge, a photocopy of the wonderful 1st issue 7/6 dust jacket
An important book in the genre and very collectable

A solid copy, shows its age a little but looks very nice shelved
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Synopsis
THAT'S THE ISLAND." It seemed an eternity since they had left the main road. Main roads, in whatever part of the world you follow them, are much of a muchness, and carry with them at least the illusion of speed. Your landmarks are far apart - hills, rivers, towns, signposts, petrol stations, and the beastlier kind of hotels. The scenery is for your subconsciousness ; all that immediately concerns you is the white ribbon of the road itself, and the milestones clicking past. But these lesser tracks, in the Highlands of Scotland especially, were too full of incident, for all their loneliness, to lull you with the opiate of monotony. Now you would be perched over the steep side of a loch, now buried in a gloom of trees, now diving under unexpected railway-bridges ; droves of sheep interfered with you, and droves of school-children, hardly less inextricable, and still more inexplicable in this lonely country-side. There seemed to be a kirk for every mile, a school for every three miles ; nor did the estate of any landed gentleman let you off without at least three inconspicuous lodges, at each of which a trim notice warned you to make allowances for the owner's habit of sudden egress. The low stone wall which seemed, on either side, to be their unremitting companion gave them glimpses, now of standing crops achieving a late maturity, now of sheep browsing on

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