1933-1941 Three Volumes from "Sapper"
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Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Dustwrapper
Three volumes. Written by "Sapper" the pen name of Herman Cyril McNeile, a British soldier and author. As serving officers in the British Army were not permitted to publish works under their own names, he was given the name "Sapper" by Lord Northcliffe, owner of the Daily Mail. This set includes: The Island of Terror, 1933. Sixth impression. First published, 1931. An exciting mystery novel featuring the "footloose sahib" character of Jim Maitland. Tiny Carteret, 1939. Tenth impression. First published, 1930. A thrilling novel featuring the character of Ronald Standish. The Man in Ratcatcher, 1941. Thirty-second edition. First published, 1921. A collection of short stories, such as: The House by the Headland, The Unbroken Line, and A Payment on Account.
In the original red cloth binding. Externally, smart with light shelf wear and minor bumping to the extremities. The Island of Terror and The Man in Ratcatcher have the odd mark to the board. Original unclipped dust wrappers are also smart with light wear and minor chipping to the extremities. Minor loss to the head and tail of the spine of The Island of Terror. The odd mark to the board of The Man in Ratcatcher. Front hinge starting but very firm to The Island of Terror. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd spot. Light age toning to the endpapers. School prize book plate to the front endpaper of Tiny Carteret.
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