Rogue Male [aka Man Hunt]. Geoffrey HOUSEHOLD.

Rogue Male [aka Man Hunt].

London: Chatto and Windus, 1939. [Classic man-hunt adventure] FIRST EDITION, with later state/printing of the jacket. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.[viii]; 271; [1], imprint. Publisher's purple cloth lettered in white to spine, 'sniper' design dust-wrapper priced at 4/6 (earliest jackets were priced 7/6). Page edges are age-toned, fugitive-coloured cloth has some expected soiling and discolour but nothing serious, owner name in pencil to pastedown, and also on a label to jacket flap, later discreet bookplate/label to pastedown, attractive jacket has some older mends and repair, touched-up in places. Shows well, and an affordable alternative to the full-priced 7/6 jacket. A very good copy of a scarce novel, a masterpiece of the "what if..." school of espionage fiction; the thrillers of Geoffrey Household greatly influenced the writing of Ian Fleming. Item #52310

Hubin; Crime Fiction IV. p763. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming The Bibliography pp.616-7.

Price: £750.00

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