London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.218; , blank. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'heart' design to upper, tail edge untrimmed, pictorial dust-wrapper priced at 10/6. Edges clean and fresh, no inscriptions, a few faint spots of foxing to endpapers and rear panel of jacket, shallow chip to crown and slightly larger loss to top edge else a decent example of the wrapper with no restoration whatsoever. Housed in a leather-spined cloth-covered clamshell box. Item #63994
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