London: The Crime Club, Collins, 1970. [Crime fiction] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Finely bound by the Baker Bindery, Anniston, Alabama in green full morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, green patterned paste-paper endpapers, generous turn-ins ruled in gilt, with gilt motifs of dagger, pistol, moustache and knitting needles tooled as the four corner-pieces, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and upper bound in at rear. Internally clean and bright. A fine copy in a handsome leather binding. A late Christie airport drama which develops into a game of political intrigue. The publication of this thriller celebrated the Queen of Crime's eightieth birthday. Item #60625
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