NUMBER NINE Or The Mind-Sweepers

London: Methuen, (1951). First edition. "Admiral of the Fleet the Earl of Caraway and Stoke may live in a dream world in which all the world's a ship and all men and women merely sailors, but he still resents the use of his ancestral home for the psychological testing of candidates for the Civil Service. So he and his son Anthony declare war on the "trick-cyclists" at the Hall. Aided and abetted by Peach, a girl who is all her name suggests, they fight a battle of wits with the intruders. The odds against them are heavy, and the end we shall not disclose" A very good copy with tape marks to front blank and the rear verso of the last blank before rear pastedown due to old style glassine. The jacket is missing 1/2 inch at spine crown, and an inch or so at spine foot. Item #14672

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