O England!

Cox (A.B. [Anthony Berkeley], a.k.a. Francis Iles, etc.)

O England!

Description: FIRST EDITION, publisher's slip tipped in at rear 'To the Reader' (exhorting them to spread positive notice of the work through word-of-mouth), a couple of tiny spots at foot of half-title and the odd spot to border within, pp. 289, crown 8vo, original orange cloth, backstrip lettered in black, edges spotted with a few spots to endpapers, dustjacket price-clipped with some very light handling and the odd miniscule nick, very good

Publication Details: Hamish Hamilton, 1934

Notes: Rather a scarce book. The author was by then well-established as a detective novelist under the pseudonyms 'Francis Iles' and 'Anthony Berkeley', but Hamish Hamilton - then a young publisher - probably anticipated the likely readership for this book to be a little smaller: it is, the author confesses, 'written in indignation' and addresses itself to 'the ordinary citizen' in decrying the state of the nation at a time of crisis throughout Europe (Cox considers the character of Communism and Fascism, 'simple-souled twins' with 'at least one arm in common'). As often, the analysis seems to all-...more

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1934

Stock Number: 69851

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