Author's Scarce Second Dalgleish Novel
James, P.D ~ A Mind To Murder (Signed by Both P.D.James And Roy Marsden)
Faber and Faber 1963
The First UK printing published by Faber and Faber in 1963.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.The red boards are clean with a minor production crease.Mild browning in places to the text block.Gilt titling remains very bright.There is slight pushing of the spine tips. Hint of a lean.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A little minor edge wear to the spine tips,front upper edge and the corners.The pink spine colouring remains very bright.The front and rear flaps are very clean.The CHARLES MOZLEY designed wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been SIGNED by P.D.JAMES to the title page.The book has also been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by ROY MARSDEN (the actor who played Inspector Dalgleish in the celebrated TV adaptation) to the half title:'To Paul,Best wishes, Roy Marsden'.The author's scarce second novel featuring (at that time) Superintendent Dalgleish.A very hard P.D.James title to find in collectible condition as the wrapper is often found in a very soiled and faded condition.Housed in a custom purple solander box with gilt titling to the spine.This is an exceptional and highly collectible copy with the added attributes of being signed both by the author and actor Roy Marsden.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine