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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Michael Gilbert


Published: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1949

Edition: 1st.

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The first edition in dustwrapper of his highly collected mystery fiction author's third and probably scarcest tile. A bright very good minus copy in the original blue cloth with black lettering. The edges are moderately spotted and this does extend 1-2mm. on to some pages, but there is minimal internal foxing elsewhere. There is a neat dated signature on the front free endpaper. The unclipped pictorial dustwrapper by Bip Pares, with a pink spine, is somewhat used with some edge chipping and tears but is essentially complete (see images). Very scarce in any state and particularly in the dustwrapper. 

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus
  • Binding Condition: About Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good Minus
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
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