The Confidential Agent.London, William Heinemann Limited, 1939 Stock Code: 121379
NotesFirst edition, first impression, in the second issue dust jacket with overprice sticker to front flap. This is one of the author's key pre-war mystery novels featuring an "intricate duel between good and evil", written in only six weeks (ODNB). Uncommon in the dust jacket.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in red, publisher's device in blind to rear cover, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Bookseller's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Spine slightly faded; a very good copy in the jacket with two cup rings to front panel, faint mark to spine, a couple of shallow chips and nicks, short closed tear to foot of front panel, a little creasing, erased pencil marks to rear panel.
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