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Title: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie
Sold in unfolded sheets | $55 Price includes USPS Priority Mail shipping within the United States.
Available through Etsy.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie’s first published novel, introduces the mustachioed Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot and his associate Captain Arthur Hastings. Formatted from public domain text and printed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the title’s  publication. Design based on the 1923 “cheap edition,” including the illustrations from that edition.

Twelve signatures: nine of five folios, three of four folios, 228 pages total. Includes four matching blank sheets for use as endpapers.
unfolded page size (short grain) 8.5 x 11”
folded text block: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5/8"

Formatted from public domain text and laser printed onto 70 lb text weight "natural" white paper (close to the tone of Arches text).

Also available: ruled text blocks