London: T.V. Boardman and Company, 1951. [Mystery Thriller] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.239 . INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to half-title: 'To Eileen Cond | a very especially-signed | copy for a most | appreciative friend. | All good wishes | for happy days – | Elleston Trevor | May 24 | 1951.' Publisher's blue cloth with silver titles to spine, and sketch-maps to endpapers. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Stein. Miss Cond's usual exemplary condition, with some toning to edges and endpapers. Jacket price-clipped and a little rubbed to edges. Near fine. An 'a day in the life of' novel, featuring a series of ordinary characters caught up in extraordinary circumstances. 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 #59110
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