Coles, Manning. Dust jacket art by Bip Pares.
Title A BROTHER FOR HUGH.
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1947, first Canadian edition.
Seller ID 24556
278 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket (original $2.50 price on front flap). "Life for James Hyde, millionaire tanner, was dull and drab up to his fiftieth year but when he changed places with Hugh Selkirk, a gentleman adventurer, thing s began to happen. He encounters the Gatello gang, South American crooks; attempts to avenge a murder and takes part in the recovery of Joachim von Ribbontrop's three millions and a couple of diamond necklaces deposited in an Argentine bank, t h e n s tolen and brought to London. Whimsical Tommy Hambledon, of British Intelligence, enters the case and is assisted by Inspector Bagshott of Scotland Yard. In the merry chase of money and murder they have many hairbreadth escapes and once ag ai n To m my proves his courage and resourcefulness. The bored millionaire of changed identity enjoys every minute of this terrific game of hide and seek with gunmen, hijackers, corpses and such, and so should every Manning Coles fan. Another thr ill in g H am ble don story." One very small corner bump, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, two very small stains on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading of color at trop of spine (1/4" strip), small label fro m bo okst ore at bot tom of free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, small crease at top corner of pages 241 to 248, darkening to top of text block - light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block with very small light stain on bott om. Dust jack et h as l ight edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and edge tears, small piece missing from top of spine, light browning, front hinge has been archivally repaired - front panel was detached from spine, now in mylar jacket. Good+ /Goo d-