Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1971. [Manhunt adventure] A REISSUE, FIRST EDITION THUS. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp. 280. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the green dust-jacket illustrated by Aldren Watson. Some light ink staining to front endpapers; a little spotting to preliminaries and rear endpapers. Rubbing to board edges. Jacket heavily price-clipped with a range of chips and closed tears to edges; spine sunned. Good. A masterpiece of the "what if..." school of espionage fiction, first published in 1939. The thrillers of Geoffrey Household greatly influenced the writing of Ian Fleming. Item #55470
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