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Mixed Relations - Victor L Whitechurch
1928 British hardcover first edition, first impression, published by Ernest Benn in London
A VG book in first issue unclipped 7/6 dustwrapper
The book is square and tight, light scattered edge tanning, no names or stamps etc
The dust jacket has chips to spine ends and corners as seen

The police are featured and "neat and plausible piece of detective work at the end" says the blurb, the book is based on a comedic element, not mentioned in Hubin
I've never seen any copy of this title, let alone a first in jacket, this could be a one-off chance, exceptionally rare and a bargain thus - expecially 1928 in jacket !!!!

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Murder at the College - Victor L Whitechurch
c1932 UK hardback SECOND impression published by Collins Crime Club in London
A VG indeed book in unclipped 3/6 dust jacket
The book has no names etc, tight and square, light scattered tan to edge
A thick full size format like the first
The dustwrapper is complete and clean, very nice indeed, classic artwork by Nick
An important university based murder mystery and a classic early title

A nice copy of a scarce book and a very viable alternative to the true 1st and a bargain !
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Murder at the Pageant - Victor L Whitechurch
1932 British hardcover SECOND impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG book in unclipped 3/6 dustwrapper
The book has black cloth, no names etc, clean contents and cloth
A nice 'fat' full size format like the first
The dustcover has chip to front panel and spine top otherwise clean and bright
A double crime is committed under strange circumstances, set against a historical pageant at Frimley Manor
Great cover artwork by the ever reliable Robb - all but impossible to find as a true 1st
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Murder at the College - Victor L Whitechurch
c1933 UK hardback early impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG book in sadly without jacket
The book has no names etc, tight and square
A thick full size format like the first
FRANCIS HATTON had gone to the University town ^ of Exbridge to attend a committee meeting at St. Oswald's College. At the luncheon adjournment Hatton remained behind to eat his sandwiches, to read the report of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Monuments, and to meet death—for death, swift and unforeseen, struck him down in that brief hour.

A decent copy of a rare book
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Brief Biography
Victor L Whitechurch

THE Sedan Chair used in this Scene is the Chair in which Queen Anne was carried on the occasion of her visit to Frimley Manor in 1705." So ran the footnote on the programme of the pageant which was being held in the spacious grounds of Frimley Manor two hundred and twenty-four years after the above date ; a pageant in aid of the funds of the local hospital at Chiltonbury, the neighbouring market town. The scenario of the pageant had been written, and the various historical scenes in it produced, by Captain Roger Bristow, well known among his friends as a first-rate organiser of amateur theatricals, and down on the aforesaid programme as the " Master of the Pageant." And so, once again, after the lapse of all those years, a bit of family tradition was being revived and the visit of that long-defunct sovereign was being enacted. On the broad, grassy slopes of a rising bit of ground on the right front of the house sat, or stood, a large audience, drawn from the surrounding villages and from Chiltonbury. Before the spectators was a great sweep of lawn, intersected by the carriage drive which led from the high road to the manor, a drive which ended in a wide oval immediately in front of the house. Some three hundred yards on its way from the house towards the road this carriage-drive crossed an ornamental bridge which spanned a stream

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