THE MAN IN THE CAGE
Vance, John Holbrook (Jack Vance)
Price: 150.00 USD
New York: Random House, . Octavo, boards. Winner of Mystery Writers Edgar Award for best first novel 1960. "In the Ambler tradition of plunging an innocent bystander into the thick of international finagling, it involves an American engineer in the passage of arms to Algerian rebels. Ingenious in action, vivid in local color, it brings off the rare trick of presenting a hero who is admirably resourceful physically and mentally without any hint of the irritating and incredible superman." - Anthony Boucher, NY Times, April 10, 1960. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A10. First edition. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste down, upper right third of front free end paper clipped, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with shelf wear to spine ends and tiny black stain marks to upper and lower edges to the verso of the jacket with bleed through. (21536).