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Victor Gollancz, 1948. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 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 Fine condition with a Near Fine unclipped jacket. Blue cloth boards are very slightly bumped and rubbed to the corners, surfaces clean but slightly faded to head and toe of the spine, 223 pages, contents clean, binding tight and square. Yellow jacket is tanned to the spine, which has the lightest wear to head and toe, rear very slightly marked, now protected in a removable archival quality clear plastic sleeve. Price includes standard airmail postage worldwide.
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