The Mysterious Miss Morrisot
The first US edition of Valentine Williams' Mannequin in an original 1930 dustwrapper
First US edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 19.5 × 13cm, 298pp.
"Love, murder, mystery, in Paris and the Riviera, thrillingly described by the creator of Clubfoot, the superspy". A thriller (published in the UK under the title Mannequin) has Oliver Royce falling for Jacqueline Morrisot, and murder and intrigue follow... The original dustwrapper is a delightful 1930s design.
The book is in very good condition, with a very slight forward lean to the spine. There are a few specks of foxing to the page edges but the pages are clean and the binding is tight. The dustwrapper is quite heavily worn to the edges and has dried tape marks where strengthened but it is now within a protective sleeve and has not been price-clipped.