Ex-library with all the expected stamps, labels, and pocket. Spine slanted, moderate edge wear and chipping, especially to top and base of spine. Front free end paper (with library pocket) has been taped to pastedown, hinges somewhat weak, some tape residue where jacket was taped to boards. Text is clean and unmarked. Jacket is in new Brodart and has moderate edge wear, a little chipping, small paper square with call letters taped to base of spine, some darkening and tape residue. There is a horizontal, nearly closed slit across front cover. A very serviceable copy of this uncommon title.
"At eleven o'clock this mornng a partner in this firm of solicitors - what's their name - Horniman, Birley an Craine, opened one of their deed boxes. The box was supposed to contain certain papers relating to a trust. What they found was one of the trustees. Name of Smallbone - Marcus Smallbone - very dead."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall