Mr Finchley Discovers his England
1934, Victor Canning's picaresque novel
First edition, first printing. Hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 20.5 × 14cm, 352pp.
Mr Edgar Finchley, unmarried clerk, aged 45, is told to take a holiday for the first time in his life. He decides to go to the seaside. But Fate has other plans in store… From his abduction by a cheerful crook, to his smuggling escapade off the south coast, the timid but plucky Mr Finchley is plunged into a series of the most astonishing and extraordinary adventures. His rural adventure takes him gradually westward through the English countryside and back, via a smuggling yacht, to London.
A good copy. The green cloth boards are a bit faded and rubbed with a few small marks to the boards' edges. There is tanning to the map endpapers and a few spots of foxing to the text but otherwise this copy remains in strong readable condition.