The Mystery of Mr. X by Martin Porlock (The Literary Press, circa 1934) Philip MacDonald

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The Mystery of Mr. X | Martin Porlock | The Literary Press, circa 1934 | pseudonym of Philip MacDonald

 

The Mystery of Mr. X

Martin Porlock [pseudonym of Philip MacDonald (1900-1980)]
The Literary Press, [No Date] circa 1934

Originally published as X v. Rex (Collins Crime Club, 1933), this copy a film tie-in of the 1934 MGM production directed by Edgar Selwyn and starring Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone, and with Leonard Mudie as Mr. X.

The Mystery of Mr. X | Martin Porlock | The Literary Press, circa 1934 | pseudonym of Philip MacDonaldThe Mystery of Mr. X | Martin Porlock | The Literary Press, circa 1934 | pseudonym of Philip MacDonaldThe Mystery of Mr. X | Martin Porlock | The Literary Press, circa 1934 | pseudonym of Philip MacDonald

Hardback in dustwrapper (in removable cellophane wrap). 254pp. Size: 6.25 x 4.25 inches approx. (160mm x 110mm).

Dustwrapper showing some wear and rubbing; short edge tears and creasing, especially to top edge of rear panel with small loss; wear to corner tips; somewhat grubby and dusty most noticeable to folds and rear panel. Boards clean and bright with light wear to extremities; pages age tanned (cheap paper stock) with occasional tear and creasing.

Nonetheless, a particularly well preserved copy in dustwrapper – nicely attractive.

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The Mystery of Mr. X | Martin Porlock | The Literary Press, circa 1934 | pseudonym of Philip MacDonaldThe Mystery of Mr. X | Martin Porlock | The Literary Press, circa 1934 | pseudonym of Philip MacDonald

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