Authors first novel. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with gilt titles. Yellow Gollancz dustwrapper. A near fine copy with clean boards. Internally complete with no inscriptions. The very good+/near fine dustwrapper is complete with light wear to extremities and mild toning to spine. Original price of 21/-net to front flap. An attractive copy of Burley's first novel.
The first of the Dr Henry Pym novels - Amateur Criminologist. Pym is asked to help headmaster Tristram-Jones to solve a nasty case of poison pen writing at his school. All seems a little pedestrian until one of the teachers is found dead at the foot of the nearby cliffs.