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TAFFRAIL (PSEUD. CAPTAIN HENRY DORLING),
Mystery at Milford Haven
Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London, 1936. First Edition. -- Condition: Fine with the exception of light rubbing to corners, in near fine dust jacket, some wrinkling and light wear corners, rubbing to head of spine, evidence of toning from former tape repair to verso at spine ends and top edge of rear flap fold. -- Details: A fine copy in the rare dust jacket. A maritime murder mystery by British naval office Captain Henry Taprell 'Taffrail' Dorling. Captain Henry Taprell Dorling (1883-1968) was a British sailor, author, and journalist who served in the Royal Navy during both world wars, giving his marine fact and fiction a notable authenticity. His Pincher Martin, O.D. (1916) is widely referenced as the source for Pincher Martin (1956) by Nobel prizewinner William Golding. He wrote under the name 'Taffrail'. -- Provenance: M K (?)Smuts, of Capetown with his signature dated 'april 1936'. -- Octavo (book size 19.7x13.9cm), pp. v [1] 7-320. In publisher's blue-grey cloth, spine and front panel lettered in white, maps for front endpapers. Dust jacket priced '7/6 NET' to spine. -- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Lok Man Rare Books. ABA/ILAB [Central, Hong Kong]
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