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Allingham, Margery - The China Governess

London, Chatto & Windus, 1963. First edition. A sensational 1849 murder case provides the liftoff for this novel involving the descendants of the accused murderess, a pair of young lovers, and the recurring character Superintendent Luke. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped.  Tape residue to front endpaper. Binding not tight. DJ shows wear to extremities and apparent tape residue to flaps. $20.00.


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