London: T.V. Boardman and Company, 1950. [Mystery Thriller] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.279 . INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to flyleaf: 'To Eileen M. Cond | with all good wishes | from Elleston Trevor | September 1950.' Publisher's blue cloth with silver titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Stein. Miss Cond's usual exemplary condition, with some spotting to edges. Jacket price-clipped and a little rubbed to edges. Near fine. A mystery novel set in the London Underground after-hours. 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, with a select clientele. Item #59108
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