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The Confidential Agent in rare D/J


First Edition, First Issue in second issue Jacket,Heinemann 1939. Publisher's blue cloth, usual toning to endpapers, some very light spotting, else a close to Fine copy. The Jacket is the second state (see note below) and has had some expert repairs and minor restorations to joints and ends of spine but presents exceptionally well. No ownership markings. Rare in any Jacket. NB the original Jacket priced at 7/6d was reduced in price by Heinemann. They achieved this by trimming a strip from the flap (thus removing the original price) and then manually stamping the spine with 4/-, effectively making a second state of the first issue jacket.