The Mary Deare
London: Collins, 1956. First Edition; signed by the author, in its original dust jacket. Very good book, in green cloth. 256 pp. 210 x 140 mm (8¼ x 5½ inches). Ralph Hammond Innes CBE, was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books.
Condition: Simply signed by the author to the title page. Dust jacket unclipped with price shown as 12s. 6d - but the head and tail of spine are chipped, and lesser so to corners. Now in removable clear protective wrapping. Owner name to the front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages. One or two small spots to prelims.