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Victor Gollancz, 1948. 1st Edition . Hardcover. 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). Hardback in Very Good condition. Blue cloth boards are very lightly bumped and slightly scuffed to the corners, surfaces clean but faded to the edge of head and toe of the spine, which is tanned, 223 pages, slightly tanned, previous owner's name and neat, small annotation to fep, a few very minor use marks, but overall contents clean, binding tight. No jacket. Price includes standard airmail postage worldwide.
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