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1 Upfield, Arthur AN AUTHOR BITES THE DUST
Garden City, New York: Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Acidic paper quite tanned with tears and mild chipping to the margins of a few pages, covers show spotted stains, soiling, and shelfwear, the spine is mildly faded, else a good copy; lacking the dust jacket. 
"Set in Australia, the detective Napoleon Bonaparte enters the world of publishing and belles-lettres to find a murderer in their midst."--John Ballinger. "Death by poisoning in a locked room." Adey, Locked Room Murders, #1838. Bibliomystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Upfield, Arthur W. THE BONE IS POINTED
(Melbourne): Angus & Robertson, (1966). Reprint. Hardcover. Small speck of stain to the top page edges, else near fine; in a price-clipped and lightly shelfworn, wraparound illustrated dust jacket with design by Wal Stackpool. 
Singled out by Barzun and Taylor as one of Boney's best adventures ("a surprising solution"), and selected for Garland's FIFTY CLASSICS OF CRIME 1900-1975. An elusive title, originally published in 1938 by Angus and Robertson. 
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3 Upfield, Arthur W. THE BUSHMAN WHO CAME BACK
Garden City, New York: The Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine, in a black binding lettered in orange to the spine; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows some creasing and nicking to the spine panel, light edgewear, and a faint cup-ring stain to front panel. 
A Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery originally published by Heinemann as BONY BUYS A WIFE. Jacket design by Franklyn Webber. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Upfield, Arthur W.) Browne, Ray B. THE SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA: The Crime Fiction of Arthur Upfield
Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, (1988). 0879724021 / 9780879724023 First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Trade Paperback. Fine, as new, in a fine, as new, illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 266 pages; bibliography; glossary of Australian and Aboriginal terms; map; and settings list. 
A study of the ex-Englishman who loved the hard Australian life and became the voice and spirit of Australia. This work traces and comments on the major philosophies in Upfield's life that he expressed and developed in Australian settings in his novels. 
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5 Upfield, Arthur W. VALLEY OF SMUGGLERS
Garden City, New York: The Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in blue cloth lettered in white to the spine; in a mildly age-toned and lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket. Jacket by Pat Reynolds. 
"Bony" poses as a horse thief and a "partaker of stolen fowls" to win the confidence of the rough, hard-drinking inhabitants of the coastal lowlands at the base of Australia's Southern Mountains. Originally issued by Heinemann as BONY AND THE KELLY GANG. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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