1962-72 Three Novels by Michael Innes
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
This is a three volume set of assorted works by Michael Innes. These works were published by Gollancz and all display yellow unclipped dust wrappers.
This collection includes two thriller novels and a volume containing detective short stories. The titles are 'A Connoisseur's Case' (1962), 'A Change of Heir' (1965), and 'The Open House' (1972).
Two of these works follow the adventures of John Appleby, a fictional detective who starts as a Detective Inspector for Scotland Yard and ends his career as a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Michael Innes (1906-1994), otherwise known as John Innes Mackintosh Stewart, was a thriller and crime fiction writer. Under his pseudonym, Stewart wrote nearly fifty detective novels as well as short story collections. He also wrote a range of critical studies on literary figures such as James Joyce and Joseph Conrad.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrappers. Externally excellent, with minor bumping to head and tail of spine, and very light fading to spine of some novels. Dust wrappers are very smart, with minimal edge wear and very light age toning to the top edge of some wraps' fly leaves.The dust wrapper for 'A Connoisseur's Case' has a few marks to the wraps, with chipping to the top and bottom edge of spine region. Closed tear to front wraps along top of spine. Ink marks to wraps of 'A Change of Heir', with drawings to rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout, with the odd spot particularly to the fore edge of text.
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