The Scarlet Imposter.
Dennis Wheatley:

The Scarlet Imposter.

London: Hutchinson, [1940]. First edition. 454, [8] Wheatley ads, [ii] blank, 32 ads: with map endpapers illustrated by Diana Younger. First owner's neat name, with a circled number, to half title. Contents otherwise very clean, with faint yellowing to pages, perhaps twenty of which have an occasional small grease spot or minor edge stain. A little tanning to the endpapers. Closed text block edges browned, with some foxing, not encroaching on page surfaces. All firm, in the original binding of black cloth: spine titling very rubbed, as often, and soil marks to boards. Corner tips slightly scuffed, but not knocked, joints and spine ends rubbed. Tiny spot of fraying at foot of lower joint. Has the air of having been enthusiastically read at the time, but carefully housed since. A good sound copy of the first edition (no 'xth thousand' or date on title or copyright page). [The Gregory Sallust character in this series is widely regarded as a precursor to Ian Fleming's James Bond.] Good+. Hardcover. (#19407101) 80.00 Good+.
[Item ID: 19407101]


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