First edition, first printing. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles and border to the upper board and spine, in the Abbey illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth fresh and bright. The contents with a previous owner's bookplate and shelf stamp to the front pastedown, and his ownership inscription and acquisition date at the head of the title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the very good lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that has a strip of loss to the bottom edge taking most of the publisher's name. With the publisher's printed price of 7/6 net to the spine, with a 2/6 net paper label over the top.
A Peter Castle mystery. (Hubin).
Stock code: 19767