LYSANDER. London: Robert Hale Limited, . Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Historical novel set in ancient Greece first published in ARGOSY in 1935. Francis Van Wyck Mason (1901-1978), American historian and novelist, was a prolific writer of popular fiction whose work included 78 published novels, many of which were best sellers. He is probably best known for his Hugh North novels featuring a U.S. Army Intelligence officer who was a prototype for James Bond. Upper corner tips bruised, a nearly fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with matching bruises and dust soiling to rear panel. (#163307).
"First published in Great Britain 1958" on copyright page.