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A First UK edition hardback with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicting a first printing. In very good condition for its age. Minor bump to top edge of front board. Heavy age tanning to pages making them rather brown but still eminently readable. The dust jacket is complete, still shows the price and is showing some signs of wear to the extremities.
Author’s debut novel.
SYNOPSIS: “George Benbow is a man with a mission. He is searching for a ceiling. Not just any old ceiling but an exuberant work of art in lath and plaster fashioned by master craftsmen in the first decade of the 17th century. Today it ought by rights to be a museum piece, preserved for the nation. Instead, it has disappeared. There’s something decidedly funny going on here… The ceiling in question has been missing since Britain’s national treasures were hidden away in secret locations at the outbreak of the Second World War to protect them from destruction during the blitz or pillage in the event of enemy invasion. But how on earth do you lose a full-sized Jacobean ceiling?!!”
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