The scarce second Inspector Wexford novel
Rendell, Ruth ~ A New Lease Of Death : Signed By The Author
John Long, London : 1967
The First UK printing published by John Long, London in 1967. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Very light pushing to the spine tips. Small bump to the rear cover lower edge. Light toning to the page edges with some spotting to the text block due to the cheap quality paper stock used. A few light marks to the upper front pastedown (see image) which are covered by the front wrapper flap. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edgewear with a little creasing and a few nicks to the edges in places. Some rubbing to the folds and edges. The rear panel is remarkably clean for its age. The William Randall wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (without dedication) by the author to the title page. The second Inspector Wexford novel. Scarce with such attributes.
JACKET: Very Good++