London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1939. [Dective novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.; 246; . Publisher's red cloth, titles in black to spine, splendid dust-jacket designed by Ronald Lampitt with printed price of 3'6 net to spine. Bookplate detailing provenance to pastedown. Offsetting to endpapers, spotting and dustiness to edges. Cloth lightly handled. Wrapper marginally toned to spine, some bruising and small closed tears to edges, some spotting to rear panel. Very good. From the library of Anthony Lejeune (1928-2018), critic and writer for 'The Tablet' and the 'National Review.'. Item #56341
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