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Victor Gollancz, 1948. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/Good. First cheap edition (which is also the first edition, second impression) of the first detective novel by Dilwyn Rees (the pseudonym of Glyn Daniel, professor of archaeology at Cambridge University), scarce with jacket. Hardback in Good Plus to Very Good condition with a like unclipped jacket. Blue cloth boards are lightly bumped and very slightly scuffed to the corners, surfaces clean but faded to the extremities, 223 pages, slightly tanned and with a few very minor use marks but overall contents clean, binding tight. Yellow jacket is tanned with minor surface marks, chipped to heads and toe of the spine and to corners of the folds, now protected in a removable archival quality clear plastic sleeve. Price includes standard postage worldwide.
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