The Lonely Skier by Hammond Innes 1st / 1st 1947
First UK edition and first print published by Collins in 1947. This copy is in very good condition. The pictorial dust-wrapper is a handled and edge worn with a couple of short tears to the front panel and three to the rear. There are a couple of pieces of tape to the rear of the wrapper. The book is very presentable with no foxing or marks to the pages or text block. A very good copy.
Neil Blair is relishing an expenses-paid holiday in the Italian Dolomites, where he plans to finish his film script. All goes wrong, however, when he stumbles on the location of a hoard of buried Nazi gold. From then on, he faces a terrifying race for his life from a group of murderous criminals. Rare.