The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author): Fielding, Xan The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author): Fielding, Xan The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author): Fielding, Xan The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author): Fielding, Xan

The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author)

Fielding, Xan

Verlag: Secker and Warburg, 1953
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
Verkäufer Ashton Rare Books ABA : PBFA : ILAB (Leicester, Vereinigtes Königreich)

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The First UK printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1953.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD- condition.The book is tight with some pushing and mild fraying to the spine ends.Light rubbing of the boards in places.Gilt titling dulled and just about legible. Some browning to he text block with offsetting to the end papers.Upper text block has a little age related dustiness.Light brown staining to the page edges of the first few pages.Map end papers and paste downs complete.Folding map is also complete.Numerous B/W photos are complete and clean.The scarce WRAPPER is price clipped and in VERY GOOD + condition.Some chipping and creasing to the upper spine end and rear upper cover.The spine is lightly toned.The wonderful John Craxton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been INSCRIBED;'To Anne,with love, Xan, Lisbon, June '59' to the verso of the photographic frontispiece.The book has also been SIGNED 'Xan Fielding' to the title page. Xan Fielding was one of the first SOE agents with Patrick Leigh Fermor to be landed in Crete where he spent two years or so in a game of hide and seek with the occupying Germans. He was arrested in France later in the war but was saved from execution by the Polish SOE agent Krystyna Skarbek.A very scarce item to find Signed. Highly collectible.More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-13245417462

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Titel: The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author)

Verlag: Secker and Warburg

Erscheinungsdatum: 1953

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition


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