First edition, first printing published in 1951 by Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd
Signed to the title page by the author and dated Brixham 1962
Book: Vg+, publisher's black cloth with silver titles to the spine, sharp corners, very light pushing to spine tips, boards are very deep in colour and fresh, the titles are bright, light spotting to the text block. Light foxing to prelim's and page edges corresonding to the block otherwise the pages are tightly bound and clean. Jacket: Vg; unclipped price of 10s 6d net, very light fading to the spine and some foxing to the lower review panel otherwise a very attractive copy.
*A psychological thriller/fantasy concerning extended amnesia, where a man who was badly injured in a railway accident during the war, recovers consciousness in hospital with absolutely no idea who he is. Like Bell's novel 'The Inconstant Wife' written the year before on the same subject, the narrative follows the protagonist on his outer and inward journey to discover his true identity. Mainly of fantasy interest but edges into the supernatural.