London: The Book Club, 1955. [Suspense Thriller] BOOK CLUB EDITION WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.256. Publisher's green cloth with black titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Biro, priced at 3/6. Together with the original artwork hand-painted by Biro (20 x 28cm). Presented in a custom-made fleece-lined black quarter morocco clamshell box, with gilt titles to spine and black cloth over sides. Total dimensions 32 x 22cm. Low grade paper toned throughout. Jacket rubbed with a few small chips to edges, and toned to spine. Artwork in lovely bright condition, with some wear due to its original use. Very good. First published in 1954 with a jacket illustrated by John Rose, the novel is set in post-war North Africa. This is a unique presentation of the alternative Book Club artwork by Val Biro. Item #60731
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