First edition, first printing. Publisher's file copy. Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in the William Randell illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the cloth bright and fresh. The contents, with the faint publisher's file copy stamps to the front pastedown and endpaper (annotated with publication date and issue price) are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and slightly nicked dustwrapper that is dusty and otherwise without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the lower front flap).
An Inspector Arnold and Desmond Merrion mystery, this example with a particularly pleasing provenance. (Hubin; Curran, John: The Hooded Gunman).
Stock code: 24434