Joe Askern, an innocent schoolteacher, is blackmailed by a gang of thieves into helping them burglarize Averingerett, an historic local mansion.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007585187
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003766418
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003016092
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition, first impression - uncommon. A clean and sharp copy. Internally Fine. Toning and some faint, isolated spots to the edges of the page block; scratch to the rear board and bumping to the spine tips. Overall, however, a crisp and attractive copy - Very Good. The unclipped dustwrapper (£1.50) is Very Good- , with a little wear to the edges, including a closed, 6mm tear to the top of the rear panel and associated crease. There is a small triangular chip to the heel of the spine and creasing to the head. A few tiny flakes to the front panel where a price label has been removed. Striking in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A tidy example of the true first. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Bookseller Inventory # 313
Book Description Collins, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Margaret Murray (dust jacket) (illustrator). First Edition, First Printing. 8" x 5". No specific faults to record for the book, straight, no bumps, no inscriptions. The price-clipped dust jacket has minor wear at the extremities, protected by a clear, removable cover. Weysprings Books is a professional member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and is bound by the Association's code of ethics. Bookseller Inventory # 006056
Book Description London: The Crime Club by Collins, (1972) dj, 1972. Hardcover first edition - First printing. Hill's fourth crime novel - "Schoolmaster Joe Askern has made a truce with life. His interests are simple and kept within safe bounds" - until he meets Cess Carter, the friendly local criminal and father to one of Joe's more delinquent students, and he finds that he has risked everything that matters to him. 190 pp. Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (some rubbing on the folds, minor edgewear). Bookseller Inventory # 67119
Book Description Crime Club, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. The letter R is written on the free endpaper. Light rubbing to the front fold, a very sharp copy. A schoolteacher is blackmailed by a gang of thieves into helping them burglarize an historic local mansion. Bookseller Inventory # 16763
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The first Reginald Hill novel, and the first in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. Book is very good. jacket has a few small closed tears and a chip out of the rear cover (not affecting spine or illustration. See scans for details - I have inserted a piece of white paper to show the chip on the rear, which could be restored quite easily.The jacket was produced around the time of decimalisation and the shillings and pence price has been clipped to leave the £1.25 decimal price.Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 001397