1931: Collins Crime Club,
First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. 8vo. 284pp + 4pp ads. First Issue orange cloth boards with black lettering to spine & front board. Clean boards with only a couple of small light marks only. Medium wear to extremities. None of the usual darkening to spine. Internally complete with light foxing to half title & textblock edges. No inscriptions. Endpapers original and unsplit. A collectible copy.
"Copies with black cloth and red lettering are later issues" - Cooper & Pike - Detective Fiction, the Collector's Guide 1994, p99.