London: Jonathan Cape, 1964, 1965.
First Edition. Hardcover. 7 5/8" X 5". 190pp; 191pp. Both volumes first printings. Moderate wear to unclipped dust jackets, with hard bumping and small tears to corners, shallow chipping to heads and tails of spines, mild dust soiling, and light creasing and scattered rubbing. Green and black cloth over boards respectively with spines respectively lettered in black and silver. Hard bumping to corners of both volumes, with corners turned in. Bumping to heads and tails of spines. Small spot of soiling to rear board of Dover Two. Bindings are firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A handsome pair of first printings of Joyce Porter's (1924-1990) first two Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover novels. Good + / good. Item #3952