NOVEMBER THE NINTH AT KERSEA by ANTHONY SWIFT (J. Jefferson Farjeon) FIRST ED
NOVEMBER THE NINTH AT KERSEA, by ANTHONY SWIFT (pseudonym of Joseph Jefferson Farjeon).
LONDON: Robert Hale Limited, 1944. First edition, with the statement "First published in Great Britain 1944" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, purple cloth covered boards, red titles to the spine, 5x7.5 inches (13x19 cm), 187 pages.
Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers are solid and sharp with just a touch of self wear to the corner tips and spine ends; internally, the text block is split at one spot but holding well, there is a light oval shaped stain to the top margin of the rear endpapers that also barely affects the preceding couple of pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has wear to the edges and spine ends including small chips and closed tears, is sunned at the spine and margins, lightly soiled, and is price clipped at the bottom of the front flap. An attractive copy.
Scarce first edition in dustjacket.
About Joseph Jefferson Farjeon aka Anthony Swift (from Wikipedia):
******Joseph Jefferson Farjeon, b.1883 d.1955, was an English crime and mystery novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Farjeon's crime novels were admired by Dorothy L. Sayers, who called him "unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures". Since 2014 a number of Fargeon's mystery novels have been reissued. Farjeon wrote three mysteries under the pseudonym Anthony Swift.******