The Four Feathers
A. E. W. Mason
John Murray, reprint 1965
Originally published in 1902, a popular work and reprinted many times. This copy with the distinctive dustwrapper by Dick Hart (1920-?), which to my knowledge only appeared on the 1959 and 1965 printings.
Hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper. 316pp. Size: 7.5 x 5.25 inches approx. (190mm x 128mm).
Light wear and rubbing to dustwrapper, no tears; toning to spine and rear panel; lightly foxed and stained to rear panel; price label adhesive stain to front flap. Cloth dusty in places. Booksellers ticket to front paste-down; ghost of price label to lower corner of front free endpaper; edges of page-block age tanned.
Overall, showing light wear but otherwise a nice, clean copy – attractive and very uncommon with this dustwrapper design.
ref. The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators by Alan Horne (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1994)