A Secret of the Marsh, Oliver Warner
Rare first edition of Warner's first book, a thriller set "at a lonely Abbey set far into an East Anglian marsh, a place of sinister memories." Inscribed by the author to the flyleaf, with an additional inscription to the review slip laid in.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1937. Original red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine; (vii), 222 + ads. A very good copy in a very good, unclipped original dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Light sunning to board extremities. Offsetting to rear endpapers, scattered foxing, else internally clean. Jacket shows light shelfwear and rubbing, pinhole near spine, light sunning to spine, protected in archival mylar.