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Black Orchids

A UK SECOND edition.

Wrapper : The fragile wrapper on this copy is sound, if a little tired. It has been clipped. The front panel is bright, showing light wear to the top and bottom edges. The spine is clean. There is loss - slithers of half a centimetre at either end. The back panel is sound. It is worn at the edges and there is minor loss at the top spine corner. Looks solid in protective plastic.

Book : The book is square and tight. The boards are bright and clean. The top edge of both boards has lost a little of its lustre. The upper corners and the spine ends are bruised. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are browned and dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A decent copy in a protected wrapper.

Publisher: Collins ( Collins Crime Club )

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