(#170704) A SCENT OF NEW-MOWN HAY. John Blackburn.

A SCENT OF NEW-MOWN HAY. London: Secker & Warburg, 1958. Octavo, boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Blackburn on the front free endpaper: "To John Miller / with all the best / of wishes / John Blackburn / March 58." The author's uncommon first book. "Blackburn's first novel ... creates a sustained nightmare in which the survivor of a Nazi concentration camp loses a biological weapon which threatens both Russia and England." - Henderson (ed), Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers, third edition, p. 96-7. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-39. A fine copy in very good 13/6 dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. A lovely copy of a scarce book. (#170704).

Price: $450.00

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