First UK edition, first printing. Bound in full green crushed morocco by Baker Bindery, Alabama (for Asprey). Five raised bands, gilt ruled compartments and titles in gilt to the spine. Upper and lower boards ruled in gilt. Inner dentelles double ruled and with corner pieces in gilt. Green patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. The publisher's original orange cloth bound in at the rear. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents spotlessly clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.
Agatha Christie's third novel, by a small margin her scarcest in British first edition, featuring Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. (Hubin)
Stock code: 19642