The Clocks - Agatha Christie 1963 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition An exquisitely bound first edition in which the son of Superintendent Battle, the long-time partner of Hercule Poirot, calls the Belgian detective to a quite seaside resort to help unravel the murder of the man with the clocks, resulting in the most baffling puzzle of Poirot’s career - and one of Christie’s most ingenious.   References: Cooper & Pike, Detective Fiction, 82-89. Wagstaff & Poole, A Christie Biography, 214.

Small octavo (binding size 18.5x12.6cm), pp. [4] 256 [6].
  Finely bound by the Baker Bindery, Anniston, Alabama in full green morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, green patterned paste-paper endpapers, generous turn-ins with gilt motifs of dagger, pistol, moustache and knitting needles tooled as the four corner-pieces, and all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and upper bound in at rear.   Condition: Fine in fine binding.   Ref: 111669   Price: HK$ 5,000