Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL. Dustjacket design by Charles Mozley. James' first published book and set the ball rolling for a number of novels following the character of Chief Detective Inspector Adam Dalgliesh.
The front free endpaper is personalised, written in ink pin. We haven't been able to identify "Gwen" so cannot say what was her connection to the author, but the nature of the message suggests quite a close relationship, perhaps Gwen was the encouragement Phyllis needed to write her book? It is also uncommon to find Phyllis signing her books with a shortened'pet' name, Phil.Small retailer's sticker on the back of the front board for Claude Gill Books, 461-3 Oxford Street, London. Some discolouration and staining of the dustjacket - looks to have had a plastic wrap at some time which has had sticky tape which caused additional marks on the front two blank pages and the rear two blank pages. The dustjacket has some small shelf wear tears at the top and bottom of the spine, and some creasing. Green cloth covered boards: a light mark across the front board, some fading of the spine and small amount of wear to the cloth at top and bottom of the spine. The book is slightly rolling forward from the spine, but generally in good/very good condition. The item "SIGNED 1st Edition P. James' Cover her Face', pub. 1962 Faber and Faber" is in sale since Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "rowanshospice" and is located in Portsmouth. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.