London: Heinemann, 1960. [Ethical Thriller] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp. 316. INSCRIBED by the author in black ink to distinctive bookplate on flyleaf: 'A Eileen, avec | mes sentiments | les plus distinguees. | Elleston Trevor | Riviera Palace | Beausoleil (AM) | France.' Also SIGNED in black marker to title page. Publisher's red cloth with silver titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Fratini. Miss Cond's usual exemplary condition, with a blue ink date note to fly-leaf. Jacket price-clipped. Fine. An American advertising copywriter is driven to promote a controversial road safety campaign by the guilt of a hit-and-run death he was secretly responsible for. 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 #59113
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