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The Silver Pigs by  Lindsey DAVIS - First Edition - 1989 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Silver Pigs

by DAVIS, Lindsey

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London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Attractive copy of the first Marcus Didius Falco novel. First Impression. Octavo; black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [12],258,[2]pp. Spine ends gently nudged, hint of thumb-soil to text edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12.95), slighlty dusty on verso, with trivial wear to extremities, Near Fine.


Lindsey Davis now writes full time. She is the author of eleven Falco novels and one historical love story, A Course of Honour . Two For the Lions won the first CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger. From the Hardcover edition.




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