London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1961. [Spy Thriller] SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. 250 . SIGNED by the author in blue ink to Eileen M. Cond's distinctive bookplate to fly-leaf. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Leslie Wood. Miss Cond's usual exemplary condition, with a small blue ink date note to fly-leaf. Jacket price-clipped. Fine. The penultimate Alister Woodhead spy thriller. Well-known as a prominent collector of modern firsts, Miss Cond was also a correspondent of Ian Fleming, and the first Secretary to the James Bond Fan Club. During the 1950s, Miss Cond ran an 18th-century royal hunting lodge converted to country house hotel at Deer Park, Honiton, Devon (hence the bookplate design), with a select clientele. Item #59078
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