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The First Edition has this very attractive early old Agatha Christie book for sale, Agatha Christie The Hound of Death and Other Stories, which is the first edition published by Odhams Press in 1933, not by Agatha Christie’s publisher Collins which was only later published by them in 1936.
This is the first time that an Agatha Christie book was published in the UK but not in the US, although the Agatha Christie short stories appeared in later US collections of Agatha Christie’s work.
The original publisher’s purple boards with black lettering to the spine are in Good condition with fading, marks; creasing to the spine where the book has been opened and read; very slight corner knocks; slight knocks to the top and bottom of the spine and very slight shelf lean.
There are 247 numbered pages which has the Half Title Page, the Title Page, the Copyright Page, and the Contents Page and the following 12 Agatha Christie short stories:
The Hound of Death
The Red Signal
The Fourth Man
The Witness for the Prosecution
The Mystery of the Blue Jar
The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael
The Call of Wings
The Last Séance
The pages are in overall Very Good condition being very clean but with only light foxing throughout and a tear with loss to pages 185/186.
This is a very attractive and collectable Agatha Christie first edition book containing a great collection of old Agatha Christie short stories including Agatha Christie The Witness for the Prosecution that was made into a film. This example of Agatha Christie The Hound of Death and Other Stories will make a great addition to any old Agatha Christie book collection, or to anyone who collects old detective fiction books or crime fiction books.