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Kif : An Unvarnished History
The First UK printing published by Ernest Benn In 1929. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Some toning and spotting to the text-block which has encroached onto the page edges in places. The binding remains tight. Free from inscriptions. A little minor rubbing to the rear pastedown. The gilt titling remains bright. The WRAPPER is complete and now presents in near Fine condition. A little toning to the spine with light fading of the red lettering. Some expert professional restoration to the spine ends. The period wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. 'Gordon Daviot' was the pseudonym of 'Elizabeth MacKintosh' who also wrote under the more famous pseudonym 'Josephine Tey', who achieved remarkable greatness as one of the best known female mystery writers of Britain's Golden Era along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Marjorie Allingham. The author's first novel and a tale of a young man who returns from the trenches of WWI and, unable to find an honest job, drifts into the life of a burglar in the London underworld. Very scarce and virtually impossible to find in the original wrapper. Collectible
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