London: Frederick Muller, 1954. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. The first novel in this series, introducing Ludovic Saxon, The Picaroon "gay and swashbuckling buccaneer of crime." Signed inscription by Cassells, an association copy: "To Leo-...Bill Duncan [John Cassells], October 14/54." The Leo is editor and publisher Leo Margulies, who was involved in anthologies, magazines and pulps from the '30s onward. Not in Hubin (1994). Very good in a very good dust jacket, shelf wear along edges and spine ends, some loss to head of spine panel, several closed tears. (6769). Item #6769

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