Title: Desert Assignment
Author: C.V. Hearn
Illustrator: Val Biro
Year: 1963 (First Edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Description: "From a policeman extraordinary and one of England's most decorated men, C.V. Hearn, here is a racy account and graphic portrayal of the thrilling stories of wartime crime, when the author was a member of the Army's little-known Special Investigation Branch. Of the many battlegrounds of the Second World War none gripped the British public's imagination so strongly as North Africa. In this fast-moving story of a fast-moving, fluid war, the author has chosen the more exotic, the more bizarre and more un-English types of crime committed abroad Desert Assignment bristles with exciting incident involving murderers, arms traffickers, drug peddlers, espionage, dope, vice and intrigue on a grand style."
No illustrations other than the excellent piece on the jacket, by the renowned Val Biro.
Obsidian cloth boards with gilded text to spine are in superb condition. Unclipped (18/- net) pictorial jacket has some light wear and rubbing to its extremities, but remains complete and free from loss. Bar some negligible (and almost invisible) blotches of foxing to the endpapers, the pages are effectively in the same condition as the day they were printed 50 years ago, and are very tightly bound.
A lovely copy of a hard-to-find title.
Measures 22 cm × 13.5 cm (8.8″ × 5.4″). 8vo. 192 pp.